Record Details

NHER Number:31389
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, Sweet Briar Road


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found here during construction work in 1980.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2058 1031
Map Sheet:TG21SW

Full description

About 1980. Stray Find.
Found during construction work (hand digging) on the former May and Bakers site:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. See drawing (S1). Subsequently donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1996.15). This discovery was reported in (S2) and is briefly described on (S3).
See finder's map in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 3 January 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 May 2014.

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

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 1995. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Hellesdon. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 387-396. p 387.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Hellesdon; Norwich.

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