Record Details

NHER Number:15915
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age hoard, flint and metal finds

Summary

Ploughing in the early 20th century turned up a hoard of Bronze Age copper alloy objects, including axes, palstaves and scrap metal.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL79SE
Parish:CRANWICH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

About 1932..Found together during ploughing.
Late Bronze Age hoard: two socketed axes, palstave, four pieces cake or scrap.

1905. Same location.
'Ornamented bronze celt' (probably triple ribbed palstave, looped and'small bronze with six spikes on top' (casting jet).
Also possibly from this location;
Bronze brooch and ring. Finds in Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.
For full details see report in file by A. Lawson (NAU) March 1980..

From information given in file this must also be the findspot of the white patinated polished discoidal knife 'Found between Weeting and Mundford near cross roads to Weeting at corner of which stands building belonging to school of forestry; in trench dividing two fields planted in 1932 by School of Forestry. Bought from Morely RR Clarke' formerly wrongly entered under NHER 5594.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 February 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • INGOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POLISHED KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (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

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Cranwich.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.

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