Find Spot record MLI51032 - Bronze Age Spearhead, Waddingham/Redbourne


A looped and socketed Bronze Age spearhead, found on land close to the Waddingham and Redbourne parish boundary.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 801 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A Bronze Age spearhead was found by a farm labourer during the Second World War, on land to the north-east of Waddingham. The exact findspot is uncertain, and may have been in Redbourne parish (North Lincolnshire). The spearhead was made of bronze, in a small (12cm long), Type IV looped and socketed design with leaf-shaped blades and a prominent midrib. The artefact had notches between the lozenge-shaped loops and blades (9 on one side and 8 on the other), suggesting some additional function as a tally. Near the base of one of the blades was a notch which produced a barb. The spearhead was in the possession of Ethel Rudkin, but has since been lost. {1}{2}{3}

Sources/Archives (3)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Harold E. Dudley. 1949. Early Days in North-West Lincolnshire, A Regional Archaeology. p.107.
  •  Article in Serial: P.J. Davey. 1973. 'Bronze Age Metalwork from Lincolnshire' in Archaeologia. vol.104, p.78, fig.15.157.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SK 99 NE: 5.



Grid reference SK 998 980 (point) Estimated from Sources

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Record last edited

Aug 9 2023 11:38AM


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