Record Details

NHER Number:4726
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age metal hoard


A hoard of six Bronze Age copper alloy torcs was found during construction work in 1881.

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Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

1881. Found in sinking shafts on site of railway station. Hoard of six bronze torcs.
One in NCM 27.20 ex Plowright Collection; another sold at Fenton's 1906 for 10 pounds (see (S1)) See file.
(S2) mention of presentation to NCM, (S3), (S4). Card by R. R. Clarke (NCM).
Material and references checked by A. J. Lawson and E. Rose (NAU), 1981 to 3.
(S5) does not mention the torcs, but states that the site of the station was dug out to a depth of 3.7m (12 feet) because of unstable peat.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 January 1983.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • TORC (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Stoke Ferry.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MSS 128 NRO f.23.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1920. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt II (for 1919-20) pp 315-322. p 319.
<S3>Article in Monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 68.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1920. The Stoke Ferry torque. 26 January.
<S5>Publication: Paye, P.. 1982. The Stoke Ferry Branch.

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