Record Details

NHER Number:2522
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age copper alloy flanged palstave, Wretton Fen (Wretton, poorly located)


In 1853 a copper alloy flanged palstave was recovered from an area of Wretton Fen. The exact location and nature of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

1853. Stray find.
One bronze haft flanged palstave in Wretton Fen, slight half oval ornament below stop ridge 6 1/8 inches (152mm).
The object is held by the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1908.22.7 : A).
This is probably one of the two bronze celts from Wretton in C. R. Manning Museum Catalogue (S3, f.16).
Information from record cards (S1) and (S2).
See also catalogue (S3) and article (S4).
R. R. Clarke (NCM). Amended by P. Beers (HES), 15 July 2020.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Wretton.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. p 25; No 271.
<S4>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1919. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt I (for 1918-19) pp 147-149. p 149.

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