Record Details

NHER Number:1413
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished axeheads


Two Neolithic polished axeheads found in the 1950s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6830 3569
Map Sheet:TF63NE

Full description

May 1951. Stray Find.
Found north of Gravelpit Belt, east side of road from Heacham Bottom Cottages:
1 Neolithic/Early Bronze Age polished flint axe. See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 February 2018.

April 1952. Stray Find.
Found at same spot as previous discovery.
1 Neolithic polished flint axehead. See drawing (S3).
Reported in local press (S4) and in the possession of the Sandringham Estate Museum ('York Cottage Estate Museum').
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 February 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 NE 32.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1951. Drawing of a Neolithic/Early Bronze age polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Heacham [2].
<S3>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1952. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1952. [unknown]. 14 June.

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