Record Details

NHER Number:1309
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age linch pin from garden of Chestnut Cottage


An Iron Age linch pin made of copper alloy found in about 1955.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7317 4337
Map Sheet:TF74SW

Full description

1955. Stray Find.
Found in garden of Chestnut Cottage.
Iron Age copper alloy linch pin. See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2). This discovery is noted in (S3) and is the subject of a short published report (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 February 2018.

NGR corrected from original TF 7317 4338 which was not in the garden of Chestnut Cottage but 100m east of this site.
M. Horlock (NLA), 17 September 2003.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LINCH PIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T. [Unknown]. Drawing of an Iron Age copper alloy linch pin. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Thornham.
<S3>Serial: 1955. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 2. p 6.
<S4>Article in Monograph: Gregory, T. 1986. Appendix. Thornham: An Iron Age Linch-Pin and a Romano British Cremation from Thornham. Excavations at Thornham, Warham, Wighton and Caistor St. Edmund, Norfolk. Gregory, T. and Gurney, D.. EAA No 30 pp 36.

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