Element record L1126 - Bronze Age spearheads, Gamston




Grid reference SK 60039 36900 (point)
Map sheet SK63NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Gamston (R), Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

3 BA spearheads were found during the construction of the Grantham canal near Nottingham. 2 are thought to have been given to Liverpool Museum by a Mr Tatham. The third is in the possession of Mr Carr, an engraver of Hound's Gate. (1)
Found in the canal near the swing bridge, 1840 (above grid ref, quotes (1) only). (3)
Liverpool Museum commented that their records were incomplete, but the 2 spearheads could quite well be with their unprovenanced finds, or they could have been destroyed by enemy action. (4)

<1> Orange J, 1840, History and Antiquities of Nottingham, Vol I, p 64 (Published document). SNT982.

<2> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 189 (Published document). SNT1383.

<3> Houldsworth HO, 1950, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT814.

<4> Slow D, 18/01/1971, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1274.

Other Refs: Liverpool Museum

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: Orange J. 1840. History and Antiquities of Nottingham, Vol I. p 64.
  • <2> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 189.
  • <3> Personal comment: Houldsworth HO. 1950. OS Corr 6in .
  • <4> Personal comment: Slow D. 18/01/1971. Pers Comm.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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