|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Bronze Age hoard, prehistoric flints and multi period pottery sherds|
In 1988 a dispersed hoard of Middle Bronze Age finds, including a gold torc and looped palstave, were recovered as stray finds from an area recently stripped for work on a nearby road scheme. Archaeological excavations between 1988 and 1989 recovered a diverse range of artefacts from an area of pits, linear features and a possible hearth. Finds included a Neolithic flints and Early Bronze Age and Roman pottery sherds.
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|Parish:||CROXTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
|THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
Summer 1988. Metal detecting. Context 1.
Roman Bronze headstud brooch with hinged pin and transverse ribbing on bow. 2nd century.
Found by .
A. Rogerson (NAU), 20 June 1988.
19 June 1988. Surface find on area stripped for pit. Context 2.
Middle Bronze Age gold torc, bronze spearhead, palstave and ring, all found in close proximity, represent a dispersed hoard.
Finders  and .
Finds illustrated, see (S1).
See (S2) for circumstances of discovery.
See (S3) for an assessment of the significance of these finds.
Declared Treasure Trove on 2 November 1988.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 20 June 1988. Amended by A. Beckham (HES), 13 June 2017.
19 June 1988. Context 3. In borrow pit.
Two small pits containing dark soil; southern pit had been investigated by unknown persons but still produced two joining rim sherds of a mid 1st century AD bowl. Finder .
Site also seen by A. Rogerson (NAU).
Pottery identified by A. Gregory (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 20 June 1988.
November 1989. Contexts 4-12. Seen fleetingly during grading.
Eight small pits with dark fillings (contexts 4 to 11).
One hearth (context 12) or pit with dark soil on road line.
Two linear features, one square shaped, one hook shaped.
See sketch on 1:1250 in file and (S4).
More details of depths, fills etc to follow from .
Finds including Beaker pottery sherds from contexts 4, 10, 11.
See description by J. Wymer (NAU) in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 12 December 1989.
Bronze Age hoard now in Norwich Castle Museum.
Photo prints of contexts 4 to 11 in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 16 February 1990
- DITCH (Unknown date)
- HEARTH (Unknown date)
- LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
- PIT (Unknown date)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- HEARTH (Beaker - 2300 BC? to 1700 BC?)
- PIT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
- LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
- POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
- HOARD (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- RING (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- SPEAR (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- TORC (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Article in Serial: Gurney, D. 1990. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1989. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt I pp 96-106. p 98. |
|---||Thesis: Garrow, D.. 2006. Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia.
during the Neolithic and Early
Pits, Settlement and Deposition during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in East Anglia. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Slide: Various. Slide. |
|<S1>||Illustration: Wymer, J. 1988. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy hoard comprising torc, palstave, ring and socketed spearhead. Paper. 1:1. |
|<S2>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Bypass gold torc find was 'roaring success'. 3 November. |
|<S3>||Article in Serial: Needham, S.. 1990. The Penard-Wilburton Succession.. Antiquaries Journal. Vol LXX. pp 253-270. |
|<S4>||Photograph: Rushbrooke, R.. 1989. Photographs of pit features, Thetford Bypass.. |
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