Record Details

NHER Number:1123
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age hoard


A hoard of forty eight Bronze Age copper alloy objects, including socketed axeheads, sword and spearhead fragments and ingots, was excavated in 1970.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

Bronze Age hoard excavated in 1970 near Foxburrow Farm by P. Wade-Martins (NAU) and T. Mck. Clough (NCM).

Original finds ploughed up were seven socketed axes and one ingot fragment. The excavation (14 and 15 February) located the base of the pit in which hoard had been buried: also two small fragments of spearheads, two fragments of tongue-chape, two joining fragments of leaf-shaped sword, another fragment of similar, one rapier fragment, twenty six complete or fragmentary socketed axes, eight ingot fragments (a total of forty eight objects).
See published report (S1) for full details.
E. Rose (NAU).

Photographs (S2) and press cuttings (S3) and (S4) in file.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • INGOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAPIER (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCABBARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 92 SE 9.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Elmham (North).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Wade-Martins, P. 1970. A Late Bronze Age Hoard From Foxburrow Farm, North Elmham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXV Pt I pp 6-18. pp 6-8.
<S2>Photograph: BMK.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1970. Bronze Age hoard found at found at North Elmham. 16 February.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News. 1970. Bronze Age axe finds at Elmham. 16 February.

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