Record Details

NHER Number:10874
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Mesolithic flint-working site


In 1952 a number of Mesolithic flint flakes and cores were found in a garden close to the Little Ouse River. The assemblage recovered, although not quantified, was sufficiently large to be described as a Mesolithic industry.

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Grid Reference:TM 0020 8023
Map Sheet:TM08SW

Full description

1952. Stray Find.
Mesolithic flint assemblage comprising flakes and cores found in light soil within garden, near the north bank of the little Ouse River. Information from (S1), which describes this as a Mesolithic flint industry. See file for sketch location plan (S2).

These finds were also reported in (S3), although no further details are given. According to (S4), a selection of these flints was retained by the finder, who occupied the adjacent bungalow [1]. These finds are listed in (S5), but are not quantified, suggesting that none of the museum collections consulted held material from this site. These finds are also noted in (S6).

January 1953. Site visit.
Visit by R. R. Clarke (NCM), 30 January 1953. Information from (S4).

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 March 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE? (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S2>Map: Finder's Map..
<S3>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1957. Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk 1949-54. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 395-416. p 396.
<S4>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 SW 5 [2].
<S5>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 206.
<S6>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10148.

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