Record Details

NHER Number:12306
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead


The end of a Neolithic polished flint axehead was found on the surface of a rose field in 1977. A systematic fieldwalking and metal-detecting survey of part of this field in 2007 recovered no finds apart from possibly a small number of prehistoric worked flints.

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Grid Reference:TG 197 147
Map Sheet:TG11SE

Full description

1977. Stray Find.
Found on surface of rose field at [1] (now Context 1);
1 Neolithic polished flint axehead (butt). Iron staining only on unbroken surface.
Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1977.245).
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 May 2019.

November 2006. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey. Extended to whole field [2].
Field survey on proposed route of Norwich Northern Distributor Road (Field 22).
No archaeological finds were recovered.
See reports (S1) and (S2) for further details. It should be noted that the interim report (S2) suggests that a small number of worked flints were actually recovered in this field.
Previously recorded under NHER 51721.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 17 September 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 July 2015 and 13 May 2019.

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

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Morgan, S. and Hoggett, R. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route: Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1369.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Trimble, G. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route. Fieldwalking and metal detector survey - Interim statement. NAU Archaeology. 1213.

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