Record Details

NHER Number:3264
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead


A Neolithic axehead was found at this site in 1966.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6926 2631
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

1966. Stray Find.
Found at Vincent Hill (West Newton).
Neolithic chipped flint axehead. See drawing (S1).
According to [1]:
"Quite a lot of flint scrapers, flakes etc to be found on [this] hill. Used to be part of Flitcham Common.
Shown by 16th century maps; one map speaks of a green bank running across south slopes.
Information from (S2). A Note on (S1) suggests that this object is in the Sandringham Estate Museum ('York Cottage Museum').
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2018.

Exact site of axehead noted from (S3).
See also NHER 16811 and NHER 16812.
E. Rose (NAU) 26 November 1980. Information from (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2018.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Lewton-Braine, C. H. 1966. Drawing of a Neolithic flaked flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Flitcham with Appleton.
<S3>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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