Record Details

NHER Number:5715
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic handaxe, near Croxton Park (Thetford, poorly located)


At some time prior to 1904 a Palaeolithic handaxe was found near to Croxton Park.

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Full description

Pre 1904. Stray Find.
Found by Croxton park before 1904:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe.
This discovery is recorded in the notes of W. G. Clarke (S1). Possibly the "Chellean Acheulean" site mentioned in (S2).
Information from (S3).
This find is also noted in (S4), on (S5) and in (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.

Croxton Park was a small landscape park that lay to the east of Croxton Park House (NHER 15055, TL 859 881), immediately to the east of the Thetford parish boundary. The fact that this find is recorded as having been found in Thetford parish would suggest that it was found somewhere to the west of the park, perhaps in one of the many quarry pits that can be seen in this area on the 1st Edition O.S map.

Amended and expanded by P. Watkins (HES), 1 July 2013.

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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. Ms 126.
<S2>Monograph: Ebert, M. 1926. Reallexikon der Vorgeschichte [Lexicon of History]. Vol IV. p 336.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S4>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 240.
<S5>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Thetford (Croxton Park).
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. LLO-3, No.17.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22801.

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