Record Details

NHER Number:10557
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Bronze Age hoard found at Gorleston on Sea


A Late Bronze Age hoard of over thirty objects, including copper alloy socketed axes, spearheads, sword fragments and a jet were found during bulldozing in 1962 and laying a sewer in 1966. The hoard may be a metalworker's collection of material buried for safekeeping. This was found close to another Bronze Age hoard (NHER 10556).

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG50SW

Full description

?1962. While bulldozing. [1]
Between ten and twenty bronze axes found by driver. Two seen by [2].
Information from [3].

?1966. Hoard II.
Six socketed axes.
Spearheads - two broken.
?Two complete ones.
Information from [4].
Sword - hilt and blade tip fragment.
Jet (casting debris).
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
E. B. Green (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (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

---Article in serial: Watson, P. J. et al. 1999. Antiquities from Norfolk in West Midlands Museums. Norfolk Archaeology. vol XLIII Pt II pp 332-338.
---Photograph: Gorleston-on-Sea Hoard II.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Yarmouth (great) [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: 1966. Eastern Evening News. 25 February.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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