Record Details

NHER Number:3249
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic worked flint(s), Babingley (Sandringham, poorly located)


Palaeolithic flint implement(s) of unspecified type found in the Babingley area at some time prior to 1919.

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Full description

Pre March 1919. Stray Find.
Babingley is listed in (S1) as one of the locations that had produced one or more "Palaeolithic" drift implements between 1919 and the publication of an earlier gazetteer in 1907 (S2). Although no details are given, the material recovered is listed as being in the possession of Ruskin School, Heacham. Around this time the headmaster of this school was a Mr B. Lowerison - an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist, who is known to have made a number of discoveries in this area (S3). According to a note on (S4) this location is also marked as having produced Palaeolithic material one of W. G. Clarkes map manuscripts (now apparently destroyed).

Babingley is a small former village at the southern edge of what is now Sandringham parish, close to the Babingley River.

This reported discovery is listed in (S5) and noted on (S6). It is also noted in (S7), (S8) and (S9), although in all cases no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1919. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt I (for 1918-19) pp 147-149. p 148.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409.
<S3>Monograph: Lewton-Braine, C. H. 1967. The Archaeology of Heacham and the adjoining areas.
<S4>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S5>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 228.
<S6>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Sandringham (Babingley).
<S7>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 13.
<S8>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. p 121.
<S9>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23088.

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