Record Details

NHER Number:20540
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axeheads, adze and quern fragment


In 1950 a very fine quality Neolithic polished flint axehead was recovered from this area. Subsequent fieldwalking in 1984 and 1988 retrieved prehistoric worked flints, a flint adze, part of polished Neolithic stone axehead and a fragment of a Neolithic quernstone.

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Grid Reference:TG 3570 1405
Map Sheet:TG31SE

Full description

April-June 1984. Field west of School Hill. Intensive fieldwalking after sowing.
Scatter of worked flints all over field.
Half a polished stone axe from centre of field. Flint adze at 3582 1416.
Finds held by NCM, formerly by member of the public [1].
W. F. Milligan (NCM) 20 June 1984.

Around 1950. From northeast corner of field.
Very fine quality Neolithic polished flint axe few areas not as well polished as remainder, and slightly assymetrical. Pale flint with ironstain trails. 15cm long x 5.5cm across blade and 2cm across butt.
Inf via [1], finder [2] though 'officially' belongs to his son.
May eventually donate to NCM.
Axe seen and measured and findspot recorded by E. Rose (NAU) 27 November 1985.

Spring 1988. East edge of field behind Meadow View; found in fieldwalking.
Flake from quern stone; flake from ?flint axe?; flake retouched as hollow scraper; retouched flake; two crude cores; core, burnt flake; scraper; twenty-seven flakes.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
Held by NCM, formerly by [1].
W. Milligan (NCM) 19 May 1988.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • QUERN (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.

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