Record Details

NHER Number:8763
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic and Bronze Age finds


A Neolithic flaked flint axehead, a Bronze Age palstave and a Bronze Age spearhead were found during excavations in a 'little plantation' in the parish.

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Full description

June 1980. 'Found by labourers when digging in a little plantation'
Chipped flint axe.
Copper alloy palstave.
Copper alloy spearhead with loops on (socket 124mm long, 50mm max width).
See (S1).
All said to be in NCM but palstave and axe not so.
Spearhead was in Threxton House Collection 1853 and came from there to NCM (in (S2)).
f2 of (S1) certainly illustrates the above spearhead but f10 illustrates a ?Stibbard spearhead but with the Carbrooke information repeated. Compare NHER 8814 for confusions over attributions in this manuscript.
E. B. Green (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 276.
---Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409. p 407.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 90 SE 14.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1851. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. vol.VI p.158.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Carbrooke.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Carbrooke [2].
<S1>Documentary Source: Various. Additional drawings, engravings, etc. collected by Dawson Turner to illustrate Blomefield's "History of Norfolk"; 1846-1857. Add MS 23053-23062. Vol II; f.11-12, ?f2 (Add MS 23054).
<S2>Archive: British Museum. 1913 onwards. Bronze Age Index.

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