Record Details

NHER Number:4597
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age palstave and axehead


During the period 1847-53 a Bronze Age palstave and axehead were recovered from Sporle and Palgrave. These supposedly came from the boundary between south and north Pickenham but the exact location has not been determined.

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Full description

Boundary between south and north Pickenham.
Ribbed palstave with converging lines below stop-ridge, looped (174mm long).
Held by NCM, formerly part of Beloe Collection. See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
(Clarke's Class III) (Bryant says 1847 or 1851 - E. Rose (NAU)).
Fine bronze celt from here according to E. Farrer 1853 (D. R. Manning Collection Antiquities).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 NE 31.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Sporle.
<S1>Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. 1910. Catalogue of Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum.
<S2>Article in Serial: Beloe, E. M. 1896. The Padders' Way and its Attendant Roads. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol IX (New Series Vol III) pp 77-95. p 89.
<S3>Article in Serial: Clark, J. G. D. and Godwin, H. 1940. A Late Bronze Age Find near Stuntney, Isle of Ely. Antiquaries Journal. Vol XX pp 52-71. p 66.

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