Record Details

NHER Number:17490
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead (Castle Rising, poorly located)


A Bronze Age decorated copper alloy flanged axehead was found in the parish.

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Full description

Flanged axe; Arreton Industry, decorated; length 12.9 cms.
See (S1).

In the (S2) R. R. Clarke (NCM) comments 'possibly from Castle Rising'. His quote (S3) refers to a flat axe and sickle from 'Norfolk' (without precise locality). It is possible he had in mind the two celts found near Castle Rising, and two celts of the simplest form found at Castle Rising (NHER 3297) (S4). However, the decorated example of the latter two has now been identified (NHER 11134). There is no reason why this axe should be one of the two celts (above) unless R. R. Clarke (NCM) had further information from a source now unknown.
A. Lawson (NAU) 10 August 1981.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLANGED 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: 1977. NCM Catalogue. p.20. p 20; Fig 5.
<S2>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia.
<S3>Serial: 1851. Archaeological Journal. viii.
<S4>Article in Monograph: 1851. Catalogue of Antiquities. Exhibited in the Museum formed during the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute, held at Norwich, in 1847. Memoirs Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Norfolk and the City. Archaeological Institute. pp xxiii-lvi. p xxvi.

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