Record Details

NHER Number:8147
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead


In 1941 a Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead was found in the garden of a property in Rackheath.

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Grid Reference:TG 2861 1256
Map Sheet:TG21SE

Full description

1941. Stray Find.
Found in garden:
1 prehistoric chipped flint axe. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1941.49). Information from (S1). Although originally identified as probably Neolithic this object is recorded in (S2) as a 'Norfolk-type' Mesolithic axehead, with a tranchet scar on its upper face.

Although this record was previously unmapped it seems reasonable to assume that this object was found in the garden of the house owned by its finder - 22 Salhouse Road, Rackheath.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Rackheath.
<S2>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10321.

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