Record Details

NHER Number:3297
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead (Castle Rising, poorly located)


A flat or flanged Bronze Age copper alloy axehead was found in the parish before 1851.

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Full description

Pre 1851.
Flat axe.
Flat or flanged copper alloy axes.'Two bronze celts of the simplest form, compared to (S1), flat or flanged engraved with zigzag and short parallel lines.'
See (S2). Mr Charles Lock, 1847.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Also 'two bronze celts from near Castle Rising', probably the same. Perhaps same as 'celt with engraved lines' of Irish type exhibited to Archaeological Institute of Bristol 1851 by Chester on behalf of Plowright
See (S3) and (S4).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

The decorated example of the above two has now been identified as NHER 11134. Therefore NHER 3297 relates only to the other one axe.
A. J. Lawson (NAU).

Probably same as flanged axe in NCM 2.22.08 ex Beloe Collection (CANCM no 230).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

But this is NOT the same, it has been given the separate NHER 17490 as it is obviously a different axe.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), August 1981.

See report on axes from Castle Rising by A. Lawson (NAU) in file. See also NHER 11137 and NHER 17490.
D. Gurney (NLA), 29 December 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLANGED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAT 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. TF 62 SE 32.
---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. Castle Rising.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1851. Proceedings at the Meetings of the Archaeological Institute. The Archaeological Journal. Vol VIII, pp 187-214. p 191.
<S2>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.
<S3>Serial: 1851. Archaeological Journal. vol.VIII p.191. p 191.
<S4>Serial: 1851. Bristol Archaeological Institute. AI. p.lxii. Pl xii.

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