Record Details

NHER Number:11969
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Bronze Age hoard, medieval and post medieval metal finds


Harvesting work in 1976 recovered the first part of a small hoard of Bronze Age axeheads. The remainder were recovered during metal detecting activities in 2004, along with a number of medieval and post medieval metal objects and a post medieval coin.

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Map Sheet:TG23NW

Full description

October 1976. [1]. Casual find.
Three socketed axes found in harvesting potatoes. Two found at same time; third in adjacent run of harvester. Field ploughed deeper for potatoes indicated possible interpretation that this is a disturbed hoard.
One axe is plain (S1), one axe is facetted (S2), one axe with three pellet on each face (S1).
See secondary file further details.

26 August 2004. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours Field 5, extended to whole field.
Two Late Bronze Age socketed axeheads additional to above hoard.
Post medieval coin.
A few medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
The two socketed axeheads were acquired by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2005.351).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 February 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 May 2020.

Draft report detailing three socketed axes recovered in 1976. Awaiting final report in digital format.
See (S3) in file.
A. Beckham (HES), 6 June 2012.

See report (S4) for detailed descriptions, drawings and photographs of the five socketed axeheads recovered at this site.
P. Watkins (HES), 12 November 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age to 19th Century - 1000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2006. Treasure Annual Report 2004. p 40; No 27; Figs 27.1 and 27.2.
---Photograph: RH 20.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Illustration: Lawson, A.. 1976. Drawings of two Bronze Age socketed axe-heads.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Lawson, A.. 1976. Drawings of a Bronze Age socketed axehead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Lawson, A.J.. 2012. Windspurs Farm, Northrepps, Norfolk. 1a hoard. Draft Report..
<S4>Unpublished Report: Lawson, A. 2013. Three Late Bronze Age Hoards from North East Norfolk.

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