Record Details

NHER Number:8772
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished flint axehead


At sometime prior to 1850 a Neolithic flint axehead was recovered from Watton. The exact location and circumstances of its discovery remains unknown.

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Full description

Polished flint axe 160mm long - ochrous patina.
Shown to British Archaeological Association in 1850. See (S1).
Part of Threxton House Collection in 1936 (given in 1850). See (S2) and (S3).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 90 SW 35.
---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. Watton.
<S1>Serial: 1851. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. vol.VI p.157.
<S2>Documentary Source: Various. Additional drawings, engravings, etc. collected by Dawson Turner to illustrate Blomefield's "History of Norfolk"; 1846-1857. Add MS 23053-23062. Vol IX; f.147 (Add MS 23061).
<S3>Article in Serial: Barton, T. 1852. Notices of the Town and Parish of Watton. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol III pp 394-414. p 396.

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