Record Details

NHER Number:24951
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Dispersed Bronze Age hoard

Summary

Between 1955 and 1988 two Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axeheads and a palstave were recovered at this location. Metal-detecting in 2013 identified a Late Bronze Age hoard comprising 17 objects/object fragments. It is likely that the earlier discoveries were originally part of this dispersed hoard.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 771 387
Map Sheet:TF73NE
Parish:DOCKING, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1955. Stray find.
Socketed copper alloy axehead, ploughed up.
Information from (S1).
This object was previously recorded as NHER 1642 (now revoked).
H. Hamilton (HES), 08 November 2013.

5 July 1969. Stray Find.
A copper alloy palstave was found a few yards to the southeast of the axehead recovered in 1955.
Information from (S2).
This object was previously recorded under NHER 16496.
E. Rose (NAU) 20 August 1980. Updated H. Hamilton (HES), 08 November 2013.

Pre 1988. Stray find.
Socketed axe, with vertical ribs, length 10.8cm (S3).
Location very approximate, 'believed to be from where the other two axes came (palstave and another socketed axe)'.
R. Jones (KLM), November 1988.

September 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
Late Bronze Age hoard comprising 17 objects or fragments of objects.
Finds in ploughsoil and all from an area measuring approximately "8 by 10 paces". It is highly likely that the socketed axeheads and palstave previously found in this area were originally part of this hoard.
Information from PAS import. See finder's map in file.
A. Beckham (HES), 12 November 2013.

Treasure report for Late Bronze Age hoard (Treasure Case: (2013 T) NMS-37F7D3) recovered in September 2013 added to the file.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 December 2013.

28 April 2014.
The Bronze Age hoard reported as treasure case 2013 T708, was declared Treasure at inquest.
E. Darch (HES), 30 April 2014.

4 July 2014.
The Bronze Age hoard reported as treasure case 2013 T708, was donated to Norfolk Museums Service, Lynn Museum.
E. Darch (HES), 7 July 2014.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 950 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Docking.
<S2>Map: Kings Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S3>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

Related records

1642Related to: Revoked record (Revoked)
16496Related to: Revoked record (Revoked)

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