Record Details

NHER Number:14936
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Mesolithic tranchet adze, "near river" (Watlington, poorly located)


In 1905 a fragmentary prehistoric adze was found "near river" in Watlington. This has now been identified as the cutting end of a Mesolithic tranchet adze.

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Full description

1905. Stray Find.
Found "near river", Watlington:
1 prehistoric fragmentary flaked flint axehead. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum by H. C. Peacock in 1933 (NWHCM : 1933.35.7). Information from museum records.
Although listed by F. Healy in (S1) as potentially Neolithic adze, this object was examined by R. Jacobi and identified as a Mesolithic tranchet adze. See description in (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 21 May 1979. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 August 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Thesis: Healy, F. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. p 717.
<S2>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10393.

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