Record Details

NHER Number:4073
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead from Lodge Farm


In around 1968 a Neolithic flaked flint axehead was found here. The exact location of this discovery is unclear as the axehead was subsequently reported as being from the field immediately to the east (initially recorded seperately as NHER 11449).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 860 187
Map Sheet:TF81NE

Full description

1968. Stray Find.
Found on Lodge Farm field at [1]:
1 Neolithic chipped flint axehead with squared butt. See drawing (S1).
Identified by T.H. Mck.Clough (NCM).
Information from (S2).

This is almost certainly the same implement as an axehead that was seen and drawn by the King's Lynn Museum in 1976 (S3). At this time a slightly different provenance was given ([2]) and the year of discovery given as c. 1970.
Information from (S4).
This discovery was reported in (S5) and initially recorded separately as NHER 11449 (now revoked). It is however clear from the two drawings that that the same object had been brought in twice. It is though uncertain which of the two provenances given is correct.

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 July 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T. 1968. 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. Lexham.
<S3>Illustration: Trett, R. 1976. Drawing of a Neolithic flaked flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. NHERs 4073 and 11449.
<S5>Serial: 1975. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1975. No 22. p 9.

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