Record Details

NHER Number:12403
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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Full description

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.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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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