Record Details

NHER Number:4075
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead


A Neolithic polished stone axe was found on Tulip Hills. The exact location and nature of its discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Before 1842.
Stone axehead found near 'The Tulip Hills'. Old label read 'Found near Tulip Hills, West Lexham' but this hill and surrounding area are in Great Dunham parish. Examined petrologically (N12) and found to be a tuff from Pike of Stickle (Group VI). Geological Survey Enquiry 1505.
See (S1).
(S2) calls 'flint' in error.
Drawing in (S3).
R. R. Clarke (NCM) and T. Clough (NCM).

No tumuli or sherds near here.
Information from [1].
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 81 NE 22.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Dunham (Great).
<S1>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155. p 147.
<S2>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. No 64.
<S3>Publication: Woodward, S.. Additional Manuscripts.

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