Record Details

NHER Number:6509
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found near Hempstead Hall in 1966.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0996 3742
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

1966. Stray Find.
Found about 450 yds [411m] north-east of Hempstead Hall:
1 Palaeolithic large, rough, Acheulean flint handaxe. See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2).
This discovery was first reported in (S3). The handaxe is also noted on (S4) and in (S5), (S6) and (S7) although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 1 July 2014.

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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Milligan, W. 1966. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Hempstead. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1966. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1966. No 13. p 4.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Hempstead.
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 19.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. CR-2, No.1.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22443.

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