Record Details

NHER Number:17101
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric and Neolithic flint finds

Summary

A Neolithic polished stone axehead was found next to a fossil tree stump on the beach in 1981. Also in the area were prehistoric burnt flints and later post Iron Age pits.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4218 2821
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

24 February 1981. On beach.
Neolithic polished stone axe found upright in clay beside preserved tree.
Pot boilers associated.
Post-Iron Age rectangular pits in section.
Investigated by A. Lawson and P. Murphy (NAU).
See report (S1) in file.
A. Lawson (NLA), 27 February 1981.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Late Bronze Age to Unknown - 800 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Lawson, A. and Murphy, P.. 1981. Report. 24 February.

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