Record Details

NHER Number:9551
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age hoard


In 1952 a Bronze Age hoard was found during trenching to install an electricity main. Artefacts found included socketed axes, fragments of a sword and a socketed chisel head. Finds of a spearhead and ingot at a nearby property in 1951 relate to this hoard.

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Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

March 1952. In cutting a trench for electricity main.
Hoard of Late Bronze Age implements of twelve socketed axes, fragment of sword, socketed chisel head. R. R. Clarke (NCM) carried out trial excavation 17 March 1952 and recovered some of the above. Found in three groups. One socketed axe (and lump of cake found 46m (50yds) from axe) was found on opposite side of houses in November 1951 (10.7m (35ft) north of hoard, 46cm (1ft 6in) deep).
See also spearhead and cake from Peckover Road adjacent.
See (S1) and (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Site plan (S3) and photographs (S4) in file.

Originally recorded in the parish of Eaton, now part of Norwich.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • CHISEL (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)
  • 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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 142 [2].
---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. Eaton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1952. Bronze Age weapons on Norwich housing site. 18 March.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1957. Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk 1949-54. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 395-416. p 398.
<S3>Map: Finder's Map..
<S4>Photograph: Hallam Ashley. 1952. Late Bronze Age hoard.

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