Record Details

NHER Number:18483
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic handaxe, Setchey (West Winch, poorly located)


The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford) holds a Palaeolithic handaxe that is recorded as having been found in a field at Setchey. The exact date and location of its discovery are unclear.

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Before 1982. Stray Find.
Found on surface of ploughed field at Setch[ey]:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe ". Held by Ashmolean Museum (Loan 112).
Details from museum records (via A. Lawson).
Information from (S1).
This implement was examined by J. J. Wymer who described it on (S2) and in (S3) as a pointed handaxe in patinated condition. This find is also listed in (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given.
It is unclear whether the Ashmolean still holds this object.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 August 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. West Winch (Setch).
<S3>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 43.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. N&W-2, No. 14.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23073.

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