Record Details

NHER Number:14874
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic/Neolithic and undatable prehistoric flint implements

Summary

Several prehistoric worked flints were found in the grounds of this property between 1979 and 1985. These included a Mesolithic or Neolithic flint blade.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2782 1089
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:GREAT AND LITTLE PLUMSTEAD, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1979. Stray Find.
Found below driveway of Lion House, on the underlying ground (S3)[1].
1 prehistoric flint hammer stone and 1 small flint flake with slight working on one face.
Seen by NCM. Information from (S1).
Updated H. Hamilton (HES), 22 August 2017.

Found in garden (S3).
Unusual flint implement; blade flake with thick bulb of percussion, truncated by hinge fracture; large striking platform.
On side worked at either side with pressure flaking leaving band of cortex down centre. Other side roughly flaked. Hinge fracture actually sharpened with steep retouch.
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 May 2014.
Updated H. Hamilton (HES), 22 August 2017.

February 1985. Stray Find.
Found in garden:
1 Mesolithic/Neolithic flint blade. Pointed flint blade, Mesolithic or Neolithic.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU), 18 March 1985. Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM) 18 March 1985.
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HAMMERSTONE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Correspondence: J. Frost. 2017. Norfolk Heritage Explorer feedback form.. 20 August. msg.

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