Record Details

NHER Number:7226
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age spearhead


A Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead was found in 1938.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 918 191
Map Sheet:TF91NW

Full description

1930s. Two fields south of Mileham Castle, found at depth of 1.5m (5 feet) in digging a ditch. Bronze spearhead with loops at base of a blade 20.6cm (8 1/8 inches) long. Traces of haft in socket, (S2).

At East Bradenham school 1938. R. R. Clarke (NCM) saw replica on 1 May 1947 for Dr Puddy. Drawing mislabelled Iron Age in (S1) (card by R. R. Clarke). Drawn NCM (S2) (copy in file).

Card by P. Wade-Martins adds information that it was found in about 1938 in First Park Field.
British Museum card index.

E. Rose (NAU), 15 February 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2350 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 NW 22.
---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. Methwold [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Puddy. 1957. Litcham. pl.4 p.4, 5, 167.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1983. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead.. Paper. 1:1.

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