Record Details

NHER Number:25089
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Civil War weapon

Summary

A tanged iron weapon, possibly dating from the Civil War period, was found in a gravel washer which receives material from Ellingham and Gillingham.

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Location

Parish:ELLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
GILLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1989. Recovered from gravel washer processing material from Atlas pits at Ellingham and Gillingham, so could be from either site.
Tanged iron weapon?. 445mm long. Blade maximum width 27mm tapering to point. Prominent strengthening rib along one side, other side flat. Possibly Civil War period?
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) and D. Gurney (NAU), 6 February 1989.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Photograph: EWL 2-4.

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