Record Details

NHER Number:10556
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Bronze Age hoard found at Gorleston on Sea

Summary

A Late Bronze Age hoard of 118 copper alloy objects and fragments of objects, including axes, swords and a rare looped guide ring, was found during the construction of Peterhouse Junior School in 1952. The hoard may be a metalworker's collection of material that was deposited in the 7th century BC. It was placed in the gathering ground of a small stream. This was found close to another Bronze Age hoard (NHER 10557).

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG50SW
Parish:GREAT YARMOUTH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

6 October 1952. [1]
Hoard I.
Late Bronze Age metal hoard (Late Bronze Age II) of 118 objects. Includes carp's tongue sword fragments.
See illustrations (S7 to S105) in the Illustration Library.

Also a socketed axe. This socketed axe is certainly the one mentioned below as in the NCM.
C. Green (NCM).

One socketed axe in NCM recorded as 'found in Great Yarmouth' before 1955.

Hoard II is NHER 10557. Found around 686m (750 yards) north northeast of Hoard I.
See (S1), (S2), (S3), (S4), (S5) and (S6).
See illustrations (S106 to S110) in the Illustration Library.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

The hoard contained no carp's tongue sword fragments.
E. B. Green (NCM).

For the original drawings from NCM, see the Illustration Library.
D. Gurney (NLA).

A Late Bronze Age hoard of 118 copper alloy objects and fragments of objects, including axes, swords and a rare looped guide ring, was found during the construction of Peterhouse Junior School in 1952. The hoard may be a metal workers collection of material that was deposited in the 7th century BC. It was placed in the gathering ground of a small stream.
See (S6).
M. Dennis (NLA), 5 December 2005.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: CM 380, 381, 382 and 383. Late Bronze Age Hoard I..
---Unpublished document: Green, C.. 1953. Catalogue of the Bronze Implements and Fragments Found at the Peterhouse Junior School, Gorleston on October 6, andf November 16, 1952.. May.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1966. Mr. Brown bronze axe heads find. 25 July.
---(No record type): Wheal, A. 1952. Drawings of the Late Bronze Age hoard of copper alloy objects and fragments. Card. 1:1.
---Illustration: Wheal, A. 1952. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Yarmouth (great).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 19. 19 December.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. [unknown]. [unknown]. 10 October. 2.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 19. 29 October.
<S5>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R. 1957. Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk 1949-54. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 395-416. p 395.
<S6>Article in serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, C. 1978. The First Late Bronze Age Founder's Hoard from Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt I pp 1-18.
<S7>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S10>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S11>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S12>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S13>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S14>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S15>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S16>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S17>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S18>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S19>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S20>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S21>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S22>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S23>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S24>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S25>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S26>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S27>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S28>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S29>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S30>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S31>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S32>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S33>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe in two parts.. Card. 1:1.
<S34>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S35>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S36>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe fragment with scrap metal inside.. Card. 1:1.
<S37>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe mouth fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S38>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S39>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe mouth fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S40>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S41>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S42>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S43>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S44>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S45>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S46>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon decorated socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S47>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S48>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe body fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S49>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Saxon faceted socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S50>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S51>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment which is unsharpened.. Card. 1:1.
<S52>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment which is possibly unsharpened.. Card. 1:1.
<S53>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe body fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S54>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S55>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S56>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S57>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S58>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S59>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S60>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S61>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S62>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge sharpened fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S63>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe cutting edge sharpened fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S64>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe cutting edge sharpened fragment which joins to small find number 68.. Card. 1:1.
<S65>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe cutting edge sharpened fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S66>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe cutting edge sharpened fragment pierced by a hammer.. Card. 1:1.
<S67>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S68>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe body fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S69>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe body fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S70>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe body fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S71>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S72>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S73>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S74>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe mouth fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S75>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe cutting edge sharpened fragment which joins to small find number 58.. Card. 1:1.
<S76>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe cutting edge fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S77>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe body fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S78>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of three Late Bronze Age joining sword fragments.. Card. 1:1.
<S79>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age rapier tip.. Paper. 1:1.
<S80>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age sword hilt fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S81>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age leaf-shaped sword fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S82>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S83>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Card. 1:1.
<S84>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S85>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S86>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S87>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age sword fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S88>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age leaf-shape socket and base from a spearhead.. Card. 1:1.
<S89>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age blade fragment from a spearhead.. Card. 1:1.
<S90>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age blade fragment from a spearhead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S91>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age spearhead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S92>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age modified blade fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S93>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age rapier blade fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S94>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age palstave body fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S95>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age chisel.. Card. 1:1.
<S96>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age guide-ring.. Paper. 1:1.
<S97>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age jet.. Card. 1:1.
<S98>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age jet.. Paper. 1:1.
<S99>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age jet.. Paper. 1:1.
<S100>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age jet.. Paper. 1:1.
<S101>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age jet.. Paper. 1:1.
<S102>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age thin piece of metal.. Paper. 1:1.
<S103>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S104>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1952. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age plain socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S105>Illustration: Rumbelow, P.. 1953. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age faceted socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S106>Illustration: Milligan, W. F. 1967. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S107>Illustration: Milligan, W. F. 1967. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Card. 1:1.
<S108>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawings of a two Late Bronze Age socketed axes from Hoard II.. Paper. 1:1.
<S109>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawings of a two Late Bronze Age socketed axes from Hoard II.. Paper. 1:1.
<S110>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawings of a selection of Late Bronze Age objects from Hoard II.. Paper. 1:1.

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