Record Details

NHER Number:4451
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic to Bronze Age axe hammer from southeast of Modney Drain


A Neolithic to Bronze Age axe hammer was found southeast of Modney Drain in 1945 or 1946.

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Grid Reference:TL 6185 9666
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

1946. 366m (400 yards) southeast of Modney Bridge, Sam's drain.
Axe hammer dug up 22cm (8 1/2 inches) long, with cutting edge 8cm (3 1/8 inches) across; hole 3cm (1 3/8 inches) diameter. Butt end 10cm (4 inches) across polished at cutting edge. Petrology N32 dolerite. Geological Survey enquiry 1869.
See (S1) and (S2).
R.R.Clarke (NCM).

Found 1945 according to KLM records.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXE HAMMER (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 69 NW 6.
---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 - Bronze Age. Hilgay.
<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.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1946. West Norfolk archaeological 'finds' follow deep ploughing.

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