Record Details

NHER Number:6371
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead


In 1924 a Bronze Age axehead was found between the wall plate and brickwork in the roof of an old barn opposite the church in Runton.

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Full description

Under shed? attached to Church Farm, West Runton.
Bronze axe, 'wedge-like in shape'.

1924. Found between wall plate and brickwork in roof of old barn (at least 200 years old) opposite church.
Axehead of length 125mm, width 78mm and butt 41mm. Found by [1].
Includes 1% tin, see (S1).
Held by NCM.
See also (S2) and (S3).
R. R Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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. Runton (West).
<S1>Article in Serial: 1926. The Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society. Annual Report for 1923-24. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXII pp xxi-xxix. pp xxvi-xxvii.
<S2>Article in Monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 68.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1924. Boys find Roman coin on top of Runton Cliff. 19 May.

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