Record Details

NHER Number:22340
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon sword hilt and blade


In 1985 the hilt and upper blade of a sword were found on flattened river dredgings at this location. These components were believed to be of Late Saxon date, with the break in the sword having occurred in antiquity.

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Grid Reference:TG 346 249
Map Sheet:TG32SW

Full description

1985. Found on flattened river dredgings beside the path on the north side of the River Ant near the junction with the Dilham and North Walsham Canal.
The hilt and upper blade of a sword, with an old break. Wheeler's Type 5. See for comparison Medieval Archaeology volume IX, 1965, plate IV a,b and plate VI b.
Drawn, photographed and x-rayed by NCM.
E. B. Green (NCM) 15 November 1985.

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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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