Record Details

NHER Number:7850
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age flint arrowhead and Early Saxon pin


In 1933 a Bronze Age flint arrowhead was found at this location. Later, in 1984, an Early Saxon copper alloy pin was found at the same site. For the Cold War nuclear shelter formerly listed at this location see NHER 36959.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1756 1384
Map Sheet:TG11SE

Full description

1933. Just west of railway south side Fakenham Road in bungalow garden.
Barbed and tanged arrowhead and Neolithic implements including scrapers (but see record by R.J. Rickett (NAU) below).
Seen by R. R. Clarke (NCM).
See (S1).

1984. In clearing overgrown land here (73a Fakenham Road).
Bronze Early Saxon dress pin.
Copy of pin photograph (S2) in file.
W. F. Milligan (NCM) 29 August 1984.

In the garden of a bungalow - a barbed and tanged arrowhead found (NHER 7850), recorded above.
To the southwest of the bungalow Neolithic implements, chiefly scrapers (recorded as NHER 7894).
See (S3) and (S4).
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 9 February 1990.

For a Cold War nuclear shelter formerly included under NHER 7850 see NHER 36959.
D. Gurney (NLA) 20 February 2002.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • PIN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: 1999. Eastern Daily Press. 22 January.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Drayton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 11 SE 4.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Clarke, R.R.. Correspondence.

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