Record Details

NHER Number:2654
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint tool, Neolithic flint adze


In 1967 a chipped flint adze was recovered from this area. In 1978 or 1979 a prehistoric flint object was also recovered from here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 827 098
Map Sheet:TF80NW

Full description

1978 or 1979: Tumblers Hill East. Found in fieldwalking for Swaffham bypass.
One flint flake.
Found by Norfolk Archaeological Rescue Group members.
Identified A. Rogerson (NAU).

N.B. 1967. 'Found while building houses on N side new road' at depth of three'.
Chipped flint adze.
Reported by M. J. Smith of KLM in (S1) and noted on (S2).
This cannot be correct for this grid ref as there is no road or houses here.
E. Rose (NAU).

Grid reference in CBA Bulletin is '099 827', presumably for 827 099, but no houses here either.
Information from Ordnance Survey Records (S2).
R. J. Rickett (NLA), 14 August 1990

There is a road further west called Sporle New Road, and at TF 820 999 there is a modern estate called St Guthlacs Close (not to be confused with the field historically known by that name a mile further north!). However the road runs north-to-south and the estate is on the west. It is possible the grid reference was meant to be 821 999, the easting having been read in reverse, and that the compiler meant west rather than north of the road; but this clearly is a long shot.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 18 May 1999.

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)
  • ADZE (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.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Swaffham.
<S1>Serial: 1967. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1967. No 14. p 9.
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 NW 16.

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