Record Details

NHER Number:11950
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstaves

Summary

The Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography holds two Bronze Age palstaves that may have come from Southery.

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Location

Parish:SOUTHERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

'On or near the Chain Farm, Brandon Creek' (not on Ordnance Survey). Exact spot unknown.
Looped palstave found.
Now in Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.
Information from Ordnance Survey card.

(S1) gives two palstaves in Cambridge University Musuem of Archaeology and Ethnography from Brandon Creek which he calls
'Southery, Cambs'. One is No.52.4, probably the above, the other is No.45.31. Are they from different sites, and are they from the Norfolk or Cambs part of Brandon Creek?
E. Rose (NAU) 22 June 1982.

(S1) is wrong, according to Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.

45.31 is simply Norfolk unprovenanced, 52.4 is the above object, but no indication in Cambridge University Musuem of Archaeology and Ethnography records as to whether it is from Cambs or Norfolk. It was donated by Hastings Museum.
E. Rose (NAU) 30 July 1982.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Rowlands, M. J. 1976. The Organisation of Middle Bronze Age Metalworking. British Archaeological Report. No 31.

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