Record Details

NHER Number:8382
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axeheads


Ploughing recovered a Neolithic polished flint axehead from the surface of a field in 1971. A second partly polished Neolithic axehead may also have been found here, and a possible Neolithic axe roughout was found by a farm worker in 2007.

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Grid Reference:TG 43 22
Map Sheet:TG42SW

Full description

1971. Surface find while ploughing [1].
Polished flint axe.
See (S1 and S2).
T. Clough (NCM).

February 2006.
A drawing of a second partly polished Neolithic flint axehead was found in the Secondary File. This has added annotations linking it to this site. There is no other record of a second axehead being found at this site.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 22 February 2006.

Before 6 December 2007. Metal detecting, extended to whole field [2].
Neolithic or perhaps modern axe roughout found by farm worker. Negative results from detecting.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 February 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---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. Hickling.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1972. Drawing of a partly polished Neolithic flint axehead.. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1973. Drawing of a partly polished Neolithic axehead.. Card. 1:1.

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