Record Details

NHER Number:2617
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age copper alloy palstave


A Bronze Age copper alloy palstave was recovered in 1964 in this area, though the exact location of the discovery is disputed.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7378 0214
Map Sheet:TF70SW

Full description

19 September 1964. Stray Find.
Picked up by [1] on surface of field around 450m north of Oxborough Hall:
1 Middle Bronze Age copper alloy palstave. See annotated drawing (S1).
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 May 2018.

On loan to Oxborough Hall where provenance is given as "about 1 mile north of Hall".
E. Rose (NAU).
Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 May 2018.

Palstave still on display at Oxborough Hall.
D. Gurney (NLA), 28 October 1997.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SW 18.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1964. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age copper alloy palstave. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Oxbough.
<S3>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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