Record Details

NHER Number:2662
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age socketed axehead (poorly located)


in 1849 a Bronze Age socketed axehead was recovered from the parish of Swaffham. The exact nature and location of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

1849? (before 1908). Socketed bronze axe with three vertical ribs 4 1/2 inches (11.5cm) long.
In NCM. [1]
Copy NCM cards (S1) material checked by A. Lawson (NAU), April 1981.

This axe is easily distinguished by the three thin slightly oblique vertical ribs and damage to the socket opposite the
loop. The other information formerly on NCM card does not relate to this but to NHER 17432.
A. Lawson (NAU), July 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

---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 278.
---Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Swaffham.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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