Record Details

NHER Number:16927
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric flint tools, from Washpit Farm lands


During 1971-75 a collection of flint tools were recovered from the surface of fields at this farm. Some of the flint pieces found included an arrowhead, scrapers, 'agricultural implements' and a knife. It has also been speculated that a post medieval lime kiln was once located in this field, although there is no physical evidence on site to support this.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 817 205
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

1971-5. Surface finds. From Massingham Field, Washpit Farm.
Flint tools.
Collection not seen because not kept separate and not necessarily all retained.

11 June 1972.
Arrowhead (32A).
Scraper (14Y).
Miscellaneous tools (40-44X).

1 April 1971.
Scrapers (62-4b).

9 February 1975.
Scraper (56l).
Miscellaneous tools (86i).
'Two Neolithics'.

2 January 1972.
'Agricultural implement' (12L).

17 April 1971.
Miscellaneous tools (24S).

11 October 1972.
Knife (66R).
E. Rose (NAU) 10 February 1981.

(S1) notes a local story of a limekiln in this field.
No traces found by R. Jones (KLM) who says it is a folk memory.
E. Rose (NAU) 20 October 1981.

Monument Types

  • LIME KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (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>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.

Related records - none

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