Record Details

NHER Number:11409
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age socketed axehead


In 1975 a sharpened Bronze Age socketed axehead with evidence of casting seams was found during potato harvesting in an area close to a peat fen.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7096 9833
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

1975. Found while harvesting potatoes from large clay area in an otherwise peat fen.
A looped socketed axe, medium splay, with two mouldings on the mouth was recovered. Casting seams and flaws visible. The axe has been sharpened. Dated to the Bronze Age.
Drawn by NCM, (S1) in the Illustration Library.
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1975. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1975. No 22. p 9.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 79 NW 37.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1975. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed axehead.. Card. 1:1.

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