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Bronze Hoard, Nettleham

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 801 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A bronze tube (ferrule), two bronze socketed spearheads and four palstaves (3 looped) found in a cavity in clay at a depth of 3 feet 6 inches. {1}{2} In 1860 a late Bronze Age hoard consisting of two spearheads, a bronze ferrule, three looped palstaves, one without a loop, and two socketed celts of a rare type was found in the north-east part of the parish of Nettleham near the Wragby road. They had been placed in a cavity in the clay at a depth of 3 feet 6 inches. {3} Four looped palstaves, two socketed axes with lateral indentations, a leaf-shaped spearhead with peg holes, a basal-looped spearhead, and a tubular spear-shaft ferrule found in December 1860 in a cavity in clay at a depth of three feet six inches. Metallurgical analysis showed all the bronzes, except the basal-looped spearhead, to be of leaded bronze. This source gives a grid reference of TF 020 765 which is some distance from Wragby Road. A grid reference closer to the road in Nettleham parish has been assigned to this hoard. {4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Index: SMR FILE. NETTLEHAM. TF 07 NW:Q,1930, PHILLIPS, C.W..
  •  Index: OS CARD INDEX. NETTLEHAM. TF 07 NW:8,1962, DA.
  •  Article in Serial: C.W. Phillips. 1934. 'The Present State of Archaeology in Lincolnshire: Part 1' in the Archaeological Journal. p.185.
  •  Article in Serial: P.J. Davey. 1973. 'Bronze Age Metalwork from Lincolnshire' in Archaeologia. p.96 and fig.29.



Grid reference TF 0280 7507 (point)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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