|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Hunstanton Middle Bronze Age hoard and Mesolithic flint blade|
In 1974 a Middle Bronze Age hoard and a Mesolithic flint blade were discovered. The hoard of copper alloy objects comprised a palstave, a torc, a neck ring, a pin and a bracelet. It was found after a drainage ditch was recut.
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|Parish:||OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|xHUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
January/February 1974. Stray Find.
Found on rough grazing near coast, in the side of a newly cut dyke by :
'Ornament Horizon' Bronze Age hoard comprising palstave, torc, necklet, pin, bracelet. See drawing (S1).
The torc, the necklet and the palstave are now held by the King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1974.9.1-3).
Information from (S2).
See published article (S3) for further details. This discovery was also reported in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 February 2018.
KLM 6 inch map (S5) gives location of this hoard at  but A. Lawson (NAU) says there is no doubt that his reference is accurate, and their map is wrong.
See notes in file.
E. Rose (NAU).
Also found by  in same year:
1 Mesolithic broken flint blade.
Donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1975.417). Information from (S6).
A. Lawson (NAU), 12 to 15 February 1974.
- FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
- BRACELET (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- HOARD (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- NECK RING (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- PIN (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
- TORC (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Map: Finder's Map.. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Photograph: 2518/C/4. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Slide: Various. Slide. |
|---||Photograph: AJL11.74,HY3-6,8-12,HW27-35. |
|<S1>||Illustration: [King's Lynn Museum staff]. 1974. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age copper alloy hoard comprising palstave, torc, necklet, pin and bracelet (before cleaning). Paper. 1:1. |
|<S2>||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hunstanton. |
|<S3>||Article in Monograph: Lawson, A. 1979. A Late Middle Bronze Age Hoard from Hunstanton, Norfolk. Bronze Age Hoards: Some Finds Old and New. Burgess, C. and Coombs, D. (eds). BAR (British Series) No 67 pp 42-92. |
|<S4>||Serial: 1974. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1974. No 21. p 5. |
|<S5>||Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map. |
|<S6>||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic. |
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