Record Details

NHER Number:16018
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead and Late Bronze Age sword, River Little Ouse


A Neolithic stone axehead was found after dredging the river. A Late Bronze Age sword was also found during dredging, on the Suffolk bank of the river.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 742 870
Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

Date unknown. Found on Suffolk bank of Little Ouse at 7428 8701 and in dredgings. Presumably from river to north.
Late Bronze Age sword.
Information from A. Lawson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 22 April 1980.

See NHER 22921, could these be the same item?
E. Rose (NAU) 30 September 1986.

Published in (S1) and not apparently the same as NHER 22921.
F. Healy (NAU) May 1988.

From same grid reference, also dredged from river but at another date, a stone axe of group VI with blunt cutting edge and row of transverse cut marks on one lateral edge.
Information from F. Healy (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 25 November 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SWORD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Martin E.A.. 1980. A late Bronze Age sword from Brandon, PSIA. 34(4 281-2. finds desc text.

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