Record Details

NHER Number:5113
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon axe


A socketed iron axehead dating from the Late Saxon period found during ploughing.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8016 9391
Map Sheet:TL89SW

Full description

Ploughing revealed socketed iron axehead of Wheeler type 4 (10th century).
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 89 SW 3.
---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 - Late Saxon. Mundford.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Lethbridge, T.C.. 1948. Merlin's island: essays on Britain in the Dark Ages.. p 35.
<S2>Monograph: Petersen, J.. 1919. De norske vikingsverd.. 2.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1951. Gave Axe-Head He Found To Castle Museum. 19 July.

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