Record Details

NHER Number:2663
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Three Bronze Age socketed axeheads (poorly located)


Before 1920 three Bronze Age socketed axeheads were recovered from the parish of Swaffham. The exact location and date of this discovery are unclear.

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Before 1920.
Three socketed axes; one 104mm long, one 80mm, one 97mm.
British Archaeological Catalogue.
Copy of the NCM card (S1).

Socketed axe with double mouth moulding now in British Museum (Prehistoric and Romano British) reg P1976 7-1
11 from the Casper Fleming Collection from the W. C. Wells Collection from Swaffham is presumably the same as one of the above. Length given as 102mm, presumably same as 104mm above.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 July 1980.

These are possibly the same as the three axes found near Swaffham in 1849 (Dawson-Turner Add MSS 23,060 f207 - see NHER 2662.
A. Lawson 24 April 1981.
NO THEY ARE NOT - see NHER 17432.
A. Lawson 27 July 1981.

Details in file.

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: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Swaffham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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