|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Medieval dagger guard, Bexwell Road (Downham Market, poorly located)|
In 1857 a medieval dagger guard was found somewhere in the vicinity of the Bexwell Road.
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1857. Stray Find.
Found "near the town":
Medieval dagger guard.
In the collection of 'W. Laure' in 19th century. Picture in (S1).
Information from (S2).
This is presumably the dagger-guard described and illustrated in (S3). It is recorded as having been in the possession of a Mr W. Lawrie of Downham Markat and had apparently been found "…in a field in the Bexwell road, in 1857".
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 August 2020.
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Archive: Bolingbroke Collection. |
|<S2>||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S3>||Article in Serial: Lawrie, W. 1864. Dagger-Guard, found near Downham Market. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI p 60. |
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