Record Details

NHER Number:2639
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age socketed axehead

Summary

In 1966 a facetted and socketed Bronze Age axehead was recovered from this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7000 0036
Map Sheet:TF70SW
Parish:WRETTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1966. Stray Find.
Found in garden beside quarry, around 250 yds [230m] north-west of Bell (Public House):
1 Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead. Facetted, three hafting ribs each side in socket.
See copy of NCM drawing (S1).
Information from (S2). This discovery was reported in (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 May 2018.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SW 33.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1966. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Wretham.
<S3>Serial: 1966. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1966. No 13. p 6.

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