Record Details

NHER Number:24114
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age sword


In 1987 part of a decorated Bronze Age sword was found at this location.


  • A decorated Bronze Age sword from Fordham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TL 62 99
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

Early October 1987. Somewhere in field across Cut Off Channel from Snore Hall, second field east of road on 6in Ordnance Survey map (S1). Found on potato riddle after crossing field.
Hilt end (28cm long) of Wilburton period bronze sword, decorated.
Information from member of the public [1].
R. Silvester (NAU), 3 November 1987.

See finds illustration (S2) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SWORD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Matthews, M.. 1987-1988. A Bronze Age Sword from Fordham, Norfolk.. Fenland Research. No 5, p 20-22.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EGB 1-12.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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