Record Details

NHER Number:4728
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age metal find


A Bronze Age copper alloy sword was found in 1965.


  • A Bronze Age sword from Stoke Ferry.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TL 7001 9861
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

February-March 1965. Stray Find.
Pulled from peat disturbed by dredging dragline approximately 550 yards [500m] south-south-east of Limehouse Farm:
Bronze Age copper alloy sword. See drawing (S1).
Subsequently acquired by King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1965.42)
Information from (S2), notes on (S1) and museum records.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 September 2018.

April-August 1992. Watching Brief.
Route of Wellington Plantation to Stoke Ferry Pipeline.
Area observed during pipe-laying but no finds or features were seen.
See report (S3) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 23 March 2015.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SWORD (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Illustration: [Unknown]. 1965. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy sword. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Stoke Ferry.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1992. Summary Report of Fieldwork at Denton-Stoke Ferry Pipeline (Stage 2) February - March 1992. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 34.

Related records - none

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