Find Spot record BSE 578 - St. Andrews Street, Bury St Edmunds, (Palaeolithic).

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Summary

Pointed hand-axe in sharp condition, made from a flake. Formerly recorded as BSE MISC

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 85 64 (68m by 1060m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86SE
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1873? : Pointed hand-axe in sharp condition, made from a flake. Details in (S1-S3).

Evans (S2) talks of "several" handaxes from here.

St Andrews Street is c. 1km long. There is a large chalk pit on St Andrews Street South on the first edition OS map, which is a possible find location.

Formerly recorded as BSE MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. page. 136.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Evans, J.. 1897. The Ancient Stone implements, weapons and ornaments of Great Britain.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22584.
  • <S4> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 20 2019 10:54AM

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