Record Details

NHER Number:9708
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Neolithic flint working site


Between 1941 and 2014 Neolithic worked flints, including flint axeheads, were recovered as stray finds, during metal-detecting and through fieldwalking in advance of the Norwich Southern Bypass. This site may be a Neolithic flint working site. Medieval pottery sherds were also recovered during the fieldwalking in 1986.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 201 048
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

1941 and later. North of Fir Hill.
Context 1.
Flint industry on surface.
Note on (S1) by R.R. Clarke (NCM) - authority not given.
Copy of card by R.R. Clarke (NCM) in later years!.

1980 to 1983. [1].
More worked flints.
Seen by E.B. Green (NCM), July 1983.
E. Rose (NAU).

Summer 1983. [2].
Small badly battered chipped flint axehead.
A.K. Gregory (NAU), 26 September 1983.

November 1986. Fieldwalking in advance of Norwich Southern Bypass. Field 46.
Context 2.
Worked flint, including Neolithic axe, medieval sherds.
For full details of finds, including modern items not included in record, weather conditions, etc see (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 30 July 1990.

October 2012-March 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
Neolithic/Bronze Age flint flake.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 October 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 SW 1.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Keswick.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Archive: NAU. 1985 to 1989. Norwich Southern Bypass Fieldwork Folder..

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