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. Found when digging boiler for greenhouses at depth of 2.1m (7 feet) from surface in red clay with peat and humus above (Gault and white sand under red clay).
Potter's Fen.
Rivetted Late Bronze Age spearhead 13cm (5.25 inches) long, 3.5cm (1.375 inches) wide.
[1] says found in 1912 and 3.66m (12 feet) down in white sand.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

This object is a pegged socketed spearhead and is in Bishop Bonner's Cottages Museum, Dereham
See (S1).
A.J. Lawson (NAU), 6 November 1981.

Site since built over for housing.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: Boston & Puddy. 1952. East Dereham. p.3.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Dereham East.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustration.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2019 Norfolk Historic Environment Service