Record Details

NHER Number:10245
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval brickworks and Bronze Age axehead hoard


At sometime prior to 1866 a hoard of three Bronze Age socketed axeheads was recovered from the former brickyard here. The brickyard appeared on the 1880 Ordnance Survey and was a large concern with several sheds at the head of the dyke, served by wherries.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

Pre 1866. Found in brickyard.
?Hoard of three socketed axes. One of these is in British Museum (PRBA), formerly part of the Christy Collection.
Is axe NHER 10246 any connection with this find?
Copy NCM card.

Brickyard located from 1880 6in Ordnance Survey. A large concern with several sheds at head of dyke, served by wherries. According to (S1) there was another brickyard in Surlingham near the ferry, but this is not marked on any 19th century map in NLHL and may be a mistake. This grid reference was the main 'Surlingham brickyard'.
E. Rose (NAU) 14 May 1981.

Monument Types

  • BRICKWORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 30 NW 24.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Surlingham.
<S1>Monograph: Malster, R.. 1986. Wherries and Waterways.. pp 84-5, 90.

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