Record Details

NHER Number:6706
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age palstave and World War Two gun emplacement

Summary

A Bronze Age palstave, made of copper alloy, found during the construction of a gun emplacement in World War Two.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1751 3183
Map Sheet:TG13SE
Parish:ERPINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Bronze palstave (S1) found 1939 to 1945 during construction of gun emplacement.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Description given on drawing of the site is 'In hedge bottom in second field before reaching Saracen's Head Inn'.
No obvious sign of gun emplacement on 1946 RAF aerial photographs.
M. Horlock (NLA), 27 February 2003.

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (World War Two - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (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. TG 13 SE 4.
---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. Erpingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Armstrong, A. L. 1949. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy palstave.. Paper. 1:1.

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