Monument record CAM 007 - South Fields, Cavenham

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Summary

Polished stone axe found on the surface circa TL 767 692 following ploughing in 1943-1944.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 768 691 (50m by 50m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL76NE
Civil Parish CAVENHAM, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Polished stone axe found on the surface circa TL 767 692 following ploughing in 1943-1944. Light brown, 10 x 7cm at the cutting edge and 3.2cm thick. Polished at the cutting end. Damaged in antiquity at the cutting edge. Thin sectioned - olivine basalt (S1, S3, S4).

A ground quartzite pebble also found at TL 7683 6914 (S2).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Owles, E. J.. 1975. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1975. XXXIII.3, pp. 322–328.. PSIA, 33, 1975, (3), 310, (ill).
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL76NE7, 1953.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Clough T H McK & Cummins W A, (eds). 1988. Stone Axe Studies.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Wainwright et al. 1972. The Excavation of a Neolithic Settlement on Broome Heath, Ditchingham, Norfolk, England. Proceedings Prehistoric Society, 38, 1972.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: NWHCM. NWHCM, Regional List, S21. NWHCM, Regional List, S21.
  • <S6> Cartographic materials: Briscoe, G. 1953. MIHLM, Correspondents 6 inch record map, G Briscoe entry, 1953.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Jan 13 2021 12:55PM

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