Hi, I found something very similar last weekend on the North Norfolk coast at Weybourne. My guess is that it's probably from a horse, but what I'd also really like to know is; can anybody tell from the pictures, how old it might be? As i've never seen a horses tooth before, i wouldn't have a clue if it was from the Neolithic or the last week. Any ideas?
As you can see your tooth is very similer to mine. I dropped mine into the Norwich Castle Museum. They have a natural history department. I left the tooth with them for identification and it is indeed a horses tooth. The tooth I found was described as up to 100 years of age. Unlike you I had seen horses teeth before and thought that the tooth that I found was just too big. I have only ever seen teeth from thoroughbred horses.... i have come to the conclusion that the tooth i found must have been from either a Suffolk Punch (which would fit your location) or a shire horse.
I hope this helps
yeah i did think about taking it to the Castle Museum but only because i honestly thought it might have been a fossil *duh*. thanks for your reply, you've saved me the journey! not sure i have the house space for it now i know what it is though