Record Details

NHER Number:4171
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Neolithic polished flint axehead, "Dunham" (Little Dunham, poorly located; Great Dunham, poorly located)


The Norwich Castle Museum holds a Neolithic polished flint axehead labelled as being from "Dunham". This was found at an unknown date prior to 1894 and the exact location and circumstances of its discovery are also unclear.

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Full description

Pre 1894. Stray Find.
1 Neolithic polished flint axe with ground surface. Dimensions 5 3/4 inches [13.5cm] x 2 1/4 inches [5.7cm]. Part of the Norwich Castle Museum Fitch (NWHCM : 1894.76.800). Labelled "Dunham". Information friom (S1). This is probably the polished axe "…from Dunham…in the Norwich Museum" mentioned in (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 August 2014.

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: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Dunham (Little).
<S2>Publication: Evans, J. 1897. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain. 2nd Edition. p 91.

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