Record Details

NHER Number:4458
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age dagger, Manor Farm


A Bronze Age midrib copper alloy dagger was found on Manor Farm sometime before 1929. The dagger is now held by Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.

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Full description

1956 or before. Stray Find.
From Manor Farm near boundary of Hilgay parish found by late owner's father, not in fenland.
Bronze Age copper alloy midrib dagger (168mm long).
Appears in British Association Catalogue.
See drawing (S1) produced by L. F. Chitty in 1929 and photograph (S2).
Held by the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (1956.297).
Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 August 2018.

Manor Farm house is 'Manor House' on 6in Ordnance Survey in Southery village - the lands extended to Hilgay. Demolished: land sold 1979 to Kisbee Farms Ltd.
E. Rose (NAU).
Information from (S4).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • DAGGER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Illustration: Chitty, L. F. 1929. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy dagger. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: [Unknown]. Photograph of Neolithic and Bronze Age objects from Southery Fen and Methwold Fen.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Southery.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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