Record Details

NHER Number:1670
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard II

Summary

It is recorded that in the 1930s a small hoard of Bronze Age socketed axeheads and spearheads were recovered from Snettisham. It is thought that this hoard is related to a number of axeheads found in 1797 (NHER 1504) and later in the 20th century (NHER 1671, NHER 1672).

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF73SW
Parish:SNETTISHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1930. [1]
A bronze socketed axe with four tangs (or ribs) found (inf. R. R. Clarke August 1934) finder states that he has ploughed this land on many occasions without finding anything of a similar nature.
Leaf shaped spearhead presumably found with it.

?Small hoard.
Said to be in KLM (1932) labelled 'Shernbourne' (but not there).
[2] Finder had four bronzes (the best) from this site and promised them to KLM (Hadn't got them 1951 presumed lost).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

September 1930. [3]
A bronze spearhead, leaf shaped with decorative bands at base of socket found with a socketed axe.
KLM (1932) labelled 'Shernbourne'.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1930s. [4]
Socketed bronze spearhead with peghole, leaf shaped blade, mouldings and incised lines on socket, tip missing.
Looped and socketed axehead, five ribs and pellets on each face.(Both cleaned with scouring agent).
Also medieval bronze key with lozenge perforation in head.
Drawn NCM (S1) (via KLM).
E. Rose (NAU).

In fact not Shernbourne, but Snettisham - see above.

Formerly wrongly numbered under NHER 13557.
E. Rose (NAU).

See drawings in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (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)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Lynn Advertiser. 30 September.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 73 SW 12.
---Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1977. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed axehead.. Card. 1:1.
---Illustration: Gregory. T.. 1977. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed axehead.. Card. 1:1.
---Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1977. Drawing of a medieval bronze key.. Card. 1:1.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Snettisham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records

1504Related to: Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard I (Find Spot)
1671Related to: Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard III (Find Spot)
1672Related to: Snettisham Bronze Age Hoard IV (Find Spot)

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