Record Details

NHER Number:22887
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints and medieval pottery sherds


In 1986 a number of prehistoric worked flints were found at this location, including a Mesolithic microlith and serrated blade and a Neolithic core, punch/pick, flakes and hammerstone. A fragment of medieval pottery was also recovered.

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Grid Reference:TG 1301 1771
Map Sheet:TG11NW

Full description

September 1986. Stray Find.
A handful of worked flints was found on the surface of occasional bare patches along the west side of stubble field, behind a wood which is not shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map.

Although not initially seen by either the NAU or the NCM, these finds were subsequently recorded as comprising:
1 Mesolithic microlith (obliquely blunted point) and 1 serrated blade.
1 Neolithic hammer stone, 1 end of a small punch or crude pick, 1 crude single platform core and 11 flakes.
1 medieval pottery sherd (red ware).
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
It is recorded that these finds were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum, although the museum's records only list the Neolithic hammerstone (NWHCM : 2000.188).
Compiled by A. Gregory (NCM), 5 September 1986 and J. J. Wymer (NAU) 23 February 1987.
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • SERRATED BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PUNCH? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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