|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Late Saxon sword, River Little Ouse|
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.
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|Grid Reference:||TL 757 869|
|Parish:||HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
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.
Grid reference supplied by informant to S. Margeson (NCM) 10 September 1981.
(S2) in file.
- FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- SWORD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: Margeson, S. 1982. Late Saxon Sword. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVIII Pt II pp 211-212. |
|<S2>||X-ray: X-ray (NX 728 to NX 731 and NX 744). |
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