Record Details

NHER Number:8558
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, former Martham Railway Station


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found in the yard of Martham Station in 1969. The provenance of this object is uncertain as the yard contained dumps of stone that had been brought in from elsewhere.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4547 1775
Map Sheet:TG41NE

Full description

1969. Stray Find.
Found lying on top of ground in station yard:
1 Palaeolithic flint ovate handaxe. See drawing (S1).
Provenance uncertain as loads of stone had been dumped here from Frettenham stone pit (? the chalk pit). Also holes dug in area. Information from (S2).
This discovery was first reported in (S3). It is also noted on (S4) and in (S5), (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2014.

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: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 41 NE 15.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Beaty, S. 1969. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Martham. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1969. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1969. No 16. p 7.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Martham.
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 71.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 49.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22537.

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