Record Details

NHER Number:13326
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints, Bodney (Hilborough, poorly located)


The Ipswich Museum holds a number of prehistoric worked flints that were found in the Bodney area (now part of Hilborough parish) during the early 20th century. These objects include three Mesolithic tranchet axeheads and a number of Neolithic flints.

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Full description

Early 20th century. Stray Find.
It is noted in (S1) that the Ipswich Museum holds 3 Mesolithic tranchet axes from Bodney (now part of Hilborough parish). These were donated by N. Layard, who is known to have been working in this area during the 1920s. Although identified by R. Jacobi it appears that only one of these objects is described in (S2); a tranchet axe listed as being from Chalk Farm, Bodney. It is noted that the Ipswich Museum also holds Neolithic material with the same provenance. The grid reference listed in (S2) is for the main buildings associated with Chalk Hall Farm (TL 808 949), in the neighbouring parish of Ickburgh.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 April 2013 and 9 September 2014.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (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>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20.
<S2>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10190.

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