Record Details

NHER Number:10885
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Mesolithic flaked flint axehead, medieval seal matrix and post-medieval crotal bell

Summary

A fragmentary flaked flint axehead of possible Mesolithic date was recovered from the ploughsoil here in 1973. Metal-detecting in 2019 recovered a medieval seal matrix and a post-medieval crotal bell.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0773 8478
Map Sheet:TM08SE
Parish:BRESSINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
KENNINGHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1973. Stray Find. [1].
Recovered from ploughsoil in area where airfield 'hard standing' had been removed (see NHER 10860):
1 ?Mesolithic flint axe fragment. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1974.100).
Findspot located approximately 1.28km (1400 yards) south of the Mesolithic site identified at Micklehaugh Farm (NHER 2259).
Information from (S1). This object was first reported in (S2) and is also listed in (S3), although no additional information is given (possibly suggesting that Jacobi didn't regard it as Mesolithic?).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 March 2013.

February-April 2019. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [2].
Medieval seal matrix.
Post-medieval crotal bell.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 10 May 2019. Amended by E. McDonald (HES), 1 May 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • CROTAL (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 SE 11.
---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 - Mesolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1973. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1973. No 20. p 9.
<S3>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10285.

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