Record Details

NHER Number:15748
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon sword, River Little Ouse

Summary

A Late Saxon iron sword was found during dredging of the River Little Ouse in 1978. The sword was found complete, but in two pieces, after being bent in half.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 757 869
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1978. Found on north bank of River Little Ouse, near Leylands Farm. In material dredged from river.
Late Saxon iron sword, completed but in two pieces.
A. Gregory (NAU) 5 February 1980.

Sword had been 'killed' by bending it, with a hole drilled at the bend; this had caused it to later break.
See (S1).
Grid reference supplied by informant to S. Margeson (NCM) 10 September 1981.

(S2) in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SWORD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Margeson, S. 1982. Late Saxon Sword. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVIII Pt II pp 211-212.
<S2>Photograph: X-ray (NX 728 to NX 731 and NX 744).

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