Record Details

NHER Number:4031
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead


A Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead, found in 1962.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8229 1764
Map Sheet:TF81NW

Full description

May 1962. Stray Find.
Picked up on ploughed field by [1]:
1 Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead. See drawing (S1). 10.2cms long, 5.3 cms wide.
In possession of [2].
Information from (S2). This discovery was reported in (S3) and is also recorded by (S4).

According to (S5) another looped and socketed axehead had been found nearby by [2] at some time during the early 1950s (at [3]). This record was made in 1972 and it is therefore possible that this was actually a reference to the axehead that had been reported in 1962.

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 April 2016.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED 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>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1962. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Castle Acre.
<S3>Serial: 1962. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1962. No 9. p 2.
<S4>Archive: British Museum. 1913 onwards. Bronze Age Index.
<S5>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 81 NW 9.

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