Record Details

NHER Number:1566
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead


A Neolithic polished stone axehead was found, but the findspot is uncertain.

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'From Coronation Avenue, Dersingham'.
Polished stone axe. See (S1).
Petrology N61, Greywacke (S2).
Established that there is no road in Dersingham by this name.
E. Rose (NAU) 26 February 1976.

26 May 1977.
Implement seen in Sandringham Estate Museum. Bears label saying 'Coronation Avenue, now King's Avenue, Dersingham'. However the Dersingham postmaster is adamant that there is no King's Avenue in his area either. Could this perhaps be the official name for the road running north from the Norwich Gates, marked by Ordnance Survey as 'The Avenue'?
E. Rose (NAU)

Kings Avenue is the road running from Sandringham to Anmer Hall.
E. Rose (NAU), 26 May 1977.

Probably same as: 'A polished axe of dark grey feltstone was found by Dr.Manby on the King's estate on the 'Ailesway' near Dersingham. The 'Ailesway' runs parallel with 'Peddar's Way' and joins it above Westacre' (S3) and (S4).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 1 March 1990

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Dersingham.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409. p 403.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155.
<S3>Publication: 1903. JBAA 2nd Series. 9, p.137.
<S4>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 SE 49.

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