Record Details

NHER Number:4129
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint flakes, ?Neolithic flint flakes and Bronze Age pottery


Finds recovered from gravel pits southeast of Bartholomew's Hills including Palaeolithic "Clactonian" flakes and a sherd of Bronze Age pottery. In 1986 two flint flakes of either Palaeolithic or Neolithic date were recovered.

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Grid Reference:TF 8223 1289
Map Sheet:TF81SW

Full description

Various finds from gravel pits southeast of Bartholomew's Hills. Although these findspots were previously mapped as two points (TF 8231 1284 for NHER 4129 and TF 8231 1290 for NHER 4136) it is clear from the 1st Edition O.S map that these pits were originally fairly extensive, covering much of the area that is now wooded.

1930. Stray Find.
According to (S1) a sherd of ?Bronze Age pottery was recovered at this site by J. E. Sainty in 1930. This find is also recorded by (S2), although here is listed as being found in 1950. The sherd was seen by R. R. Clarke. Noted in (S9).
Previously recorded as NHER 4136.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2013.

1935. Stray Find.
Found in gravel pits by P. L. K. Schwabe in 1935:
Palaeolithic "Clactonian" flint flakes.
Information from (S3).
These are almost certainly the "Palaeolithic implements" recorded by the O.S in this location. These finds are also noted on (S4) and in (S5), (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2013.

26 April 1986. Field Visit.
Pit recently redug. Found during Quaternary Research Association visit:
2 prehistoric flint flakes. Probably Neolithic fallen in from top but could be Palaeolithic.
Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.255.2).
J. J. Wymer (NAU) June 1986. Information from (S8).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 81 SW 10.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Sporle with Palgrave.
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 50.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. N&W-1, No. 6 & 7.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23056.
<S8>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S9>Article in Monograph: Lawson, A. J. 1980. The evidence for Later Bronze Age settlement and burial in Norfolk. Settlement and Society in the British Late Bronze Age. Barrett, J. and Bradley, R. BAR British Series 83 pp 271-293. No 23.

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