Record Details

NHER Number:1101
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Hunstanton Middle Bronze Age hoard and Mesolithic flint blade

Summary

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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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January/February 1974. Stray Find.
Found on rough grazing near coast, in the side of a newly cut dyke by [1]:
'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 [2] 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 [1] 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.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • 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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