Record Details

NHER Number:17541
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead

Summary

A Bronze Age flanged axehead found in 1977.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6930 8763
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1977. On ploughed surface.
Flanged copper alloy axe; 16.8cm long, 10cm wide at cutting edge. Facetted decoration on sides.
'Raindrops' on broad faces.
Originally recorded as from 7130 8820 (site 5316; TL 78 NW/73) due to finder's unfamiliarity with large scale maps.
The grid reference is based on the finder's 1:63,360 record map and is necessarily approximate.
It cannot be used to relate the axe to any of the second millennium BC occupation sites investigated in the same field.
(S1) in file.
S. Needham (BM) and A. Gregory (NAU).
F. Healy (NAU) 16 September 1981.

Described on (S2) by A. Gregory (NAU) as 'flat axe with slight hammered flanges'.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLANGED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustration.
<S2>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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