Record Details

NHER Number:17489
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstave and another object


A Bronze Age palstave and another object were found on the estate of the Peacocks in Hilgay or Southery. The nature of the discovery, exact location and present location of the objects are unclear.

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Palstave and one other implement. These objects were found on the estate of the Peacocks, and were given
to the late E.M. Beloe by Miss Peacock. This information is contained in a letter date 21 June 1954 to R. R. Clarke (NCM). See (S1).

No object in the Beloe Collection, and now in NCM have provenances to Hilgay or Southery although Nos. 16, 18, 19a, 19b, all palstaves, are of unknown provenance. No.15 was found 'near Cambridge'. The letter was found in 1981 attached to sketches of two palstaves found at Hilgay in 1884.

It is not recorded that these palstaves were ever given to Beloe, nor whether they are relevant to the letter.
A. Lawson (NAU) 10 August 1981.

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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: 1954. Letter. Peacock Estate Objects..

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