Record Details

NHER Number:3051
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age metal finds


Two Late Bronze Age copper alloy swords were ploughed up in 1954.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0982 1583
Map Sheet:TG01NE

Full description

1954. 274m (300 yards) westnorthwest of Greensgate. Two Late Bronze Age bronze swords found by ploughing on 22nd January 1954; depth 45cm (1 1/2 feet) (leaf shaped); sticky clay soil. 1. 51cm (20 1/4 inches) long with six rivet holes. 2. 55cm (21 1/2 inches) long. Site examined June 1954 by R. R. Clarke (NCM); nothing further found.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Copy of press cutting (S1) and photograph (S2) in file.

Grid reference as above.
Information from Ordnance Survey Records.
R. J. Rickett (NAU),11 August 1990

Article missing from file [Jo Yates, 23 September 2010].

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1954. Council for British Archaeology Group VII Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 1. p 3.
---Publication: Norfolk Museums Service. 1966. Bronze Age Metalwork in Norwich Castle Museum. p 22.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 NE 6 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. [unknown]. [unknown]. [unknown].
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Weston Longville.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1954. Two Late Bronze Age swords found at Weston Longville. 6 January.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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