Record Details

NHER Number:6784
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished flint axehead


In 1895 a Neolithic polished axehead was recovered from the beach. The exact nature and location of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Polished axe from beach, 1895.
See (S1), (S2). A. C. Savin Collection (Spalding Museum).
R. R. Clark (NCM).

H. H. Halls and W. G. Clarke exhibited Neolithic flint implements found by them on the beach at Trimingham with dull black patination, probably washed ashore in lumps of peat from the submerged peat beds off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.
OS Records (S3) and original article.
R. J. Rickett 21 May 1990.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: 1911. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol I Pt I (for 1909-1910) pp 109-121. p 110.
---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. Trimingham.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. Mss note. 1.
<S2>Publication: Evans, J. 1897. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain. 2nd Edition. p 100.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.

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