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CHER Number:01775B
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic axe find, Burwell Castle

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 589 661
Parish:Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds:

  • HANDAXE (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 10001 BC)

Full description

1. While digging post holes for a new fence around the castle site a Palaeolithic hand axe was found. Map showing the area of the find is in the Parish File. The post holes were 2ft 6in deep the axe being found near the bottom of one of the holes. Drawings have been made of the axe, which is to be displayed in Burwell Museum, opening Easter 1992 (Location: Burwell Museum).

<1> J, Townsend, Burwell Parish Council, 12/3/1992, Letter to CCC Archaeology (Unpublished document). SCB16244.

Sources and further reading

<1>Unpublished document: J, Townsend, Burwell Parish Council. 12/3/1992. Letter to CCC Archaeology.