Record Details

NHER Number:6556
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age socketed axe


Two Bronze Age socketed axes were found 'in the region of half a mile east from Baconsthorpe Castle'.

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Two bronze socketed axes said to have been found 'in the region of half a mile east of Baconsthorpe Castle' (grid reference suggested TG 12 37, hardly agrees - exact findspot remains unknown).
Sketches (S1) in file.
E.B. Green (NCM).

Pendleton (S2) cites Sheringham HER 6327 / Baconsthorpe HER 6556, axes found in a cable trench, as a hoard. This is possibly a muddle with Walsingham HER 2022 / Hindringham HER 2078.
A. J. Lawson, 20 February 2012.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Baconsthorpe.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustration.
<S2>Article in monograph: Pendleton, C. F.. 1999. Bronze Age Metalwork from Northern East Anglia. A study of its distribution and interpretation. IN British Archaeological Report British Series Volume 279. BAR British Series Volume 279. 204.

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