Record Details

NHER Number:8000
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age axehead


A Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead with fragments of the wood handle still in the socket was found in a ploughed field. The wooden handle was identified as young oak.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 202 158
Map Sheet:TG21NW

Full description

1972. Casual Find.
Bronze socketed axe with fragment of wood in socket found on recently ploughed (?first time) field near dyke (stream). Covered in clay which sealed in the wood. Wood identified as young oak by P.W. Lambley.
See (S1).
T. Clough (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PLANT REMAINS (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1972. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1972. No 19. p 6.
---Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. 1973. A Late Bronze Age Socketed Axe from Horsford, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXV Pt IV pp 491-493.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 11 NE 14.
---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. Horsford.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1973. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe with a fragment of wood.. Card. 1:1.

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