Record Details

NHER Number:10508
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flint axe from Heckingham Common


A Neolithic flint axe was found on Heckingham Common in 1861. The exact nature and location of its discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Fine flint axe on Heckingham Common.
See (S1).

23.5cm (9 1/4 inches) length 1kg (2 1/4 pounds) weight.
Where was common? East side of parish, into Norton.
See (S2).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 276.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 NE 21; TM 39 NE 22.
---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. Heckingham.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1863. Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society. Report for 1861. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp i-v. p ii.
<S2>Publication: Evans, J. 1897. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain. 2nd Edition. p 103.

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