Record Details

NHER Number:28712
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxes


During the 1970s two Palaeolithic flint handaxes were found in the garden of this property.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1697 1081
Map Sheet:TG11SE

Full description

About 1975. Stray Found.
Found in garden of 62 Longwater Lane:
2 Palaeolithic flint handaxes. One had been broken and was thrown back into garden and was not seen at NCM. See drawing of complete handaxe (S1).
These finds are noted on (S2) and in (S3) and (S4), although no additional information is given.
Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM) 31 October 1991. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 March 2014.

8 August 1996. Field Visit.
Site visited by J. J. Wymer.
Post-war bungalow on west side of road on flat ?terrace with slight rise to south.
Information from (S2).
P. Watkins (HES), 30 January 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Davies, J. 1991. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Costessey. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Costessey.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-4, No.1.
<S4>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22618.

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