Record Details

NHER Number:17714
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age socketed axehead


Sometime around 1972 a Bronze Age socketed axehead was discovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7244 9790
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

About 1972. Found on surface of ploughed field, on a gentle rise where the 'gault' protrudes through the black fen 9m (10yds) from the dyke.
A Bronze Age socketed axe, with three vertical ribs was recovered. It was in good condition but with brown patina and heavy encrustation. A horizontal flaw was noted on one face, and the loop was poorly formed.
See drawing (S1) in file.
A. Lawson (NAU) 5 November 1981.

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

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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