Record Details

NHER Number:5810
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flint axehead


In around 1886 a Neolithic flint axehead was found close to the 'ancient burial ground' one mile up London Road. It is possible that this find comes from the modern cemetery where a tumulus and an Early Saxon burial were found.

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Full description

Around 1886. Found 137m (150yds) from ancient burial ground 1 mile up London Road.
Flint celt. Exhibited by Cambridge Archaeological Society on 8 November 1884 by [1] of Thetford.
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Same as modern cemetery, where tumulus and Early Saxon burial found?
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Thetford.
<S1>Serial: 1891. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Vol VI.
<S2>Article in Serial: 24 May 1887. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Vol XCVII - XCVIII.

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