Find Spot record MLI33850 - A haft-flanged Bronze Age axe from Old Somerby


A haft-flanged Bronze Age axe from Old Somerby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Middle Bronze Age - 1500 BC to 1001 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A palstave (bronze axehead) in Grantham Museum is labelled Old Somerby. {1}{2} A haft-flanged bronze axe of middle Bronze Age date with convex flanges from Old Lodge Farm, Old Somerby, found in 1924. {4} The six figure grid reference provided by the museum records is directly over the name 'Old Somerby' on the 1905 Ordnance Survey map. Old Lodge Farm is not marked on the map although there is a farm nearby. P. Davey gives the location as about SK 9633. The location of this find should be treated with some circumspection. {5}

Sources/Archives (5)

  •  Index: OS CARD INDEX. OLD SOMERBY. SK 93 SE:13,1965, DA.
  •  Article in Serial: C.W. Phillips. 1935. 'The Present State of Archaeology in Lincolnshire: Part 2' in the Archaeological Journal. VOL 91 p.181.
  •  Index: SMR file Old Somerby. OLD SOMERBY. SK 93 SE:D.
  •  Article in Serial: P.J. Davey. 1973. 'Bronze Age Metalwork from Lincolnshire' in Archaeologia. vol.104, p.60, Fig.4.31.
  •  Verbal Communication: Bennet, Mark. 2011. Verbal Communication from Mark Bennet of the Lincolnshire HER. 18/05/2011.



Grid reference SK 963 337 (point)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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