Record Details

NHER Number:11044
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic or later pebble macehead


A Mesolithic or later pebble macehead was found at this spot in 1857.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 285 875
Map Sheet:TM28NE

Full description

1857. Stray Find.
Perforated stone object found in turnip field nearly opposite rectory. Information from (S1), which describes it as a "…stone axe-hammer (pebble) 4 1/2 inches [11.5cm] long". This object was exhibited at a meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London in January 1860, where it was described as a "stone mall or hammer". According to (S1) is also noted in (S3).

This object is now held by the Ashmolean Museum (1927.3505, Evans Collection, ex Spalding) and is identified by both (S4) and (S5) as a pebble macehead. These objects are not closely datable having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Denton.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1859-1860. [proceedings of meeting held Thursday January 19th 1860]. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. 2nd Series Vol I pp 63-77. p 64.
<S3>Article in Serial: Spalding, F. 1878. Notes on Stone Implements. Proceedings of the Norwich Geological Society. Vol I pp 30-31. p 31.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<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 205.

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