Record Details

NHER Number:1137
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic, Neolithic and Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flints


Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints found during fieldwalking prior to 1969. These include Mesolithic flakes, scrapers and a core and three Neolithic petit tranchet derivative arrowheads. A Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age discoidal knife was recovered as a stray find in 2018.

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Grid Reference:TF 6959 4259
Map Sheet:TF64SE

Full description

Pre 1969. Fieldwalking. Old O.S field 145.
Various prehistoric worked flints found during fieldwalking by H. le Strange prior to 1969.

Found in old O.S field 145:
This field is one of those listed on (S1) as having produced Mesolithic/Neolithic worked flints prior to 1960. These finds were given to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1960.92). A second record card indicates that this field produced further flints between 1960 and 1969, these being retained by le Strange (and therefore potentially donated to one to the other museums to which he passed material). These were identified by T. H. Mck. Clough (NCM) as a Mesolithic core and waste flakes.

According to (S2) this finder also recovered 3 Neolithic petit tranchet arrowheads in this field. The location of these finds is not recorded suggesting they were it the possession of le Strange at this time.

Found in old O.S field 162:
Mesolithic/Neolithic flake scrapers and end scrapers (more likely to be Mesolithic rather than Neolithic). Identified by T. H. Mck. Clough (NCM). Part of NCM collection (NWHCM : 1960.92). Information from (S1). Previously recorded as NHER 11246.

See (S3) for further information on the fieldwork undertaken in Hunstranton District by le Strange.
E. Rose (NAU). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 December 2013.

June-July 2018. Metal-detecting. [2].
Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age discoidal knife.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 1 December 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • DISCOIDAL KNIFE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 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 - Mesolithic.
<S2>Thesis: Healy, F. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. p 401.
<S3>Article in Serial: Le Strange, H. 1968. A Collection of Flint Implements from the Hunstanton District. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Vol LXI pp 1-7.

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