Record Details

NHER Number:2852
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age spearhead


A Bronze Age pegged and socketed copper alloy spearhead was found in digging foundations for a new greenhouse.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9867 1163
Map Sheet:TF91SE

Full description

1940. Stray Find.
Found at Potter's Fen when digging boiler for greenhouses at depth of 7 feet [2.1m] from surface in red clay with peat and humus above (Gault and white sand under red clay):
Late Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead. 5.25 inches [13cm] long, 1.375 inches [3.5cm] wide.
This object is noted in (S2), which reports a claim it was actually found in 1912, "...12' [3.66m] down in white sand.." [1].
Seen by R. R. Clarke in 1949, when in the possession of [2].
Information from (S2), which has a sketch of the object by [2] attached to its reverse.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 May 2018.

This object is a pegged socketed spearhead and is in Bishop Bonner's Cottages Museum, Dereham
Compiled by A. Lawson (NAU), 6 November 1981.
Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 May 2018.

Site since built over for housing.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 SE 4 [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Boston & Puddy. 1952. East Dereham. p.3.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Dereham (East).
<S3>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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