Record Details

NHER Number:6877
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age hoard


A Late Bronze Age hoard of three copper alloy palstaves and an axehead was found in 1945.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 323 357
Map Sheet:TG33NW

Full description

1945. Southeast of brickworks, found near gun emplacement.
Late Bronze Age hoard: Three palstaves plus an axe at least.
(S1), (S2).
Purchased. Two palstaves and one socketed axe.
One palstave (122mm long).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1945. Late Bronze Age hoard noted above.
Socketed axe and two palstaves: Norwich Castle Museum Accession No. 1947.27.
One palstave: Norwich Castle Museum Accession No. 1956.60.
See copy of accession register in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 13 April 2012.

December 2004. Norfolk NMP.
The gun emplacement mentioned above is now recorded as part of NHER 39109.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 22 December 2004.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PALSTAVE (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 33 NW 2.
---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. Paston.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1952. Notes on Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk (1943-8). Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXX pp 156-159. p 156.
<S2>Archive: British Museum. 1913 onwards. Bronze Age Index.

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