Record Details

NHER Number:17817
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking in around 1981 recovered a Mesolithic flint axehead, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds and roof tiles and undatable lava quern fragments.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 381 959
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:HEMPSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1981 (or earlier). Fieldwalking. Hales Survey.
Field south of earthworks:
12 medieval pottery sherds (unglazed).
1 undatable pottery sherd (oxidised).
7 peg roof tile fragments
Identified and compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), January 1982.
Information from (S1).
P. Watkins (HES), 4 August 2014.

Pre 1 October 1981. Fieldwalking.
1 Mesolithic flint axehead. Damaged cutting edge, triangular section and untrimmed butt. See drawing (S2).
Medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds.
Undatable lava quern fragments.
Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 1 October 1981.
Information from (S1). It is noted that the axehead is not the same object as a Neolithic chisel seen by J. J. Wymer - this is from NHER 17780 despite what was entered on an earlier version of this record card.
P. Watkins (HES), 4 August 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1981. Drawing of a Mesolithic flint axehead from Hempstead. Paper. 1:1.

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