Record Details

NHER Number:7396
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Bronze Age hoard

Summary

A scattered hoard of Late Bronze Age metalwork was found on a new housing estate at Sir Williams Close between 1968 and 1969. The hoard included socketed spearheads, a barbed spearhead fragment, socketed and facetted axes, a socketed hammer and fragments of a flanged disc and sword and rapier blades.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG12NE
Parish:AYLSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1968/69.
Hoard of Late Bronze Age metalwork from gardens of new housing estate in Sir Williams Close.
1) two spearheads (S2), three socketed axes (S3, S4 and S5), one flanged disc broken (10 Sir Williams Close).
2) one socketed axe (S6), and two fragments (S7 ). (31 Sir Williams Close).
3) seven socketed axes and fragments (S8, S9, S10 and S11) one ?rapier fragment, one spearhead fragment, one socketed hammer, one fragment bronze ingot (S12). (10 Sir Williams Close).
4) two sword fragments (S13 and S14), one ?rapier fragment, one fragment bronze ingot (S15) (10 Sir Williams Close).
5) one socketed axe (S16).
Items under 1) above NCM 915.968 2) 30.969. Remainder on loan L.1971.7 excluding item 25.399.971.

1969. Excavation.
Excavation on site of hoard in 1969 found no more bronzes but prehistoric sherd (T. H. Mck. Clough (NCM) with University of East Anglia Archaeology Society).
Material from excavation NCM 543.969.
T. Clough (NCM).

Full details and (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HAMMER (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • INGOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAPIER (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. 1971. A Hoard of Late Bronze Age Metalwork from Aylsham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXV Pt II pp 159-169.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Aylsham [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age spearhead.. Card. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe cutting edge.. Card. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S10>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe cutting edge.. Card. 1:1.
<S11>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S12>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age ingot fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S13>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S14>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S15>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age ingot fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S16>Illustration: Unknown. 1971. Drawings of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.

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