|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Hunstanton Middle Bronze Age hoard and Mesolithic flint blade|
In 1974 a Middle Bronze Age hoard and a Mesolithic flint blade were discovered. The hoard of copper alloy objects comprised a palstave, a torc, a neck ring, a pin and a bracelet. It was found after a drainage ditch was recut.
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|Parish:||HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
January/February 1974. Stray Find.
Found on rough grazing near coast, in the side of a newly cut dyke by :
'Ornament Horizon' Bronze Age hoard comprising palstave, torc, necklet, pin, bracelet.
The torc, the necklet and the palstave are now held by the King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1974.9.1-3). See (S1) for further details.
KLM 6 inch map (S2) gives location of this hoard at  but A. Lawson (NAU) says there is no doubt that his reference is accurate, and their map is wrong.
See notes in file.
E. Rose (NAU).
Also found by  in same year:
1 Mesolithic broken flint blade. Donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1975.417). Information from (S3).
A. Lawson (NAU), 12 to 15 February 1974.
- FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
- BRACELET (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- HOARD (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- NECK RING (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- PIN (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- TORC (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Illustration: Finds Illustrations. |
|---||Map: Finder's Map.. |
|---||Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Photograph: 2518/C/4. |
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hunstanton. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|---||Slide: Various. Slide. |
|---||Photograph: AJL11.74,HY3-6,8-12,HW27-35. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: Lawson, A.J.. 1979. A Late Middle Bronze Age Hoard from Hunstanton, Norfolk.. Bronze Age Hoards: Some Finds Old and NewBAR British Series 67. Burgess, C. & Coombs, D.. |
|<S2>||Map: Kings Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map. |
|<S3>||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic. |
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