Record Details

NHER Number:7196
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead, Late Bronze Age hammer, Iron Age coin and post-medieval metal objects


A Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead was found on the surface of this field in 1969. Subsequent metal-detecting recovered Bronze Age, Iron Age and post-medieval finds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 04 22
Map Sheet:TG02SW

Full description

1969. Stray Find.
Found on surface by [1] at approximately [2]:
1 Mesolithic chipped flint axe. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1969.392 : A). Information from (S1). This object was previously incorrectly recorded by both the NCM and the NHER as Neolithic. Listed as a miscellaneous axehead in (S2) but described in (S3) as a tranchet axehead.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 August 2014.

October 2003. Metal detecting.
Iron Age gold coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Cattermole (HES), 18 August 2011.

August - September 2008. Metal detecting.
Site Extended - previous extent saved under previous event. See [3]
Late Bronze Age socketed hammer (S4) and a Post-Medieval crotal bell.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 October 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • HAMMER (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 50 BC to 0 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1969. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1969. No 16. p 6.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 SW 15.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic. Foxley.
<S2>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 206.
<S3>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10242; 10243.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed copper alloy hammer.. Film. 1:1.

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