Monument record FAS 061 - Pigeon Lane, Fornham All Saints, (Palaeolithic).

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Cordate Handaxe, Previously confused with the Fornham Road pits in Bury St Edmunds. Formerly recorded as FAS MISC


Grid reference Centred TL 84 66 (166m by 222m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1892? There is a cordate handaxe in sharp condition in the Ashmolean Museum marked "20.6.92" marked "Pigsah" or Pigeon Lane". Evans 1897 refers to implements from Fornham All Saints but it could be a confusion with the Fornham Road pits in Bury St Edmunds, (S1-S6)

There is only one pit on Pigeon Lane.

Formerly recorded as FAS MISC

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86NW19.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 258.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Evans, J.. 1897. The Ancient Stone implements, weapons and ornaments of Great Britain.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Roe, Derek.. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic sites. 267.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22600?.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 135.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 11 2020 1:09PM

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