Record Details

NHER Number:10797
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Bronze Age axehead hoard


Two Bronze Age socketed copper alloy axeheads were found here in 1966. Ten more were reported in 2000 but were found around 1998 by a metal detectorist. These may be part of a Bronze Age hoard.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08NW

Full description

1966. Found while hoeing sugar beet after deep ploughing for first time to depth to about 30m to 35cm (12 to 14 inches). Around 503m (550 yards) east of Grove Farm.
Two socketed bronze axes - one plain and one with linear-wing decoration and horizontal rib below or is raised above seat, and has double horizontal ribs above.
See (S1).
W. Milligan (NCM).

Around 1998. Metal detecting by person unknown.
Approximately ten socketed axes found in area of previously reported finds. Now sold and not available for study.
Reported to A. Rogerson (NLA) anonymously in 2000.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 October 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (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. TM 08 NW 22.
---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. Kenninghall.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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