Record Details

NHER Number:4795
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age spearhead from West End Farm


In 1975 a Bronze Age spearhead with a leaf-shaped blade was recovered. It was badly damaged and bent (particularly the blade) although it is uncertain whether this damage occurred in antiquity or due to modern agricultural activity.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7473 9894
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

1975. Stray Find.
"Picked up on farm" just south of Oxborough drain.
Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead with leaf shaped blade and peg holes three groups of horizontal lines on socket, upper two groups of five lines each and lower of six. Edge of blade badly damaged, intact only at tip and at junction with socket. Mid rib cracked and blade bent out of true, peg holes also cracked. It is uncertain how much of this damage was caused in recent times by farm machinery etc, or if this piece was damaged in antiquity and can be regarded as possibly part of a founders hoard.
See drawing (S1).
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU). Information from record card (S2).
This discovery was reported in (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 September 2018.

Corrected address of finder, who also retains the spearhead.
Information from KLM Archaeological Register.
See also record card (S4).
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 10 April 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T. 1975. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Serial: 1975. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1975. No 22. p 9.
<S4>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 79 NW 35.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2024 Norfolk Historic Environment Service