Record Details

NHER Number:2732
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead


In 1971 a Mesolithic flint tranchet axe was ploughed up at this location.

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Grid Reference:TL 8925 9215
Map Sheet:TL89SE

Full description

1971. Stray Find.
Ploughed up (after raspberry crop), near pit:
1 Mesolithic tranchet-type flint axe. See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2). Discovery reported in (S3).
Probably the tranchet axehead from Wretham listed in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 April 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T. 1971. Drawing of a Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead from Wretham. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1971. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1971. No 18. p 11.
<S4>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 215.

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