Record Details

NHER Number:8230
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age socketed axehead


In 1911 a Bronze Age axehead was found during the preparation of land for an orchard. The axehead was ornamented with ribs ending in rings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3737 2490
Map Sheet:TG32SE

Full description

1911. Found at 6.1-7.6m (20-25ft) above river in preparing land for orchard at 'Sunnyside'.
At depth of 0.6m (2ft) encased 'in black mass resembling peat, only harder'. Bronze socketed axe ornamented with ribs ending in rings. 125mm long and 60mm wide. ?Same as that pre-1925 mentioned in (S1) against name of R. Gurney.
Held by NCM.
See (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1982. Grid ref obtained by source whose grandmother formerly lived at Sunnyside and now lives at new house which has been built on site of the orchard mentioned south of old house.
E. Rose (NAU) 1 April 1982.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (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. Stalham.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MSS.
<S2>Newspaper Article: 191. Eastern Daily Press. 29 March.

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