Element record L1853 - BA spearhead dredged from the Trent, Shelford


FINDSPOT (Bronze Age)


Grid reference SK 64700 42100 (point)
Map sheet SK64SW
District Gedling
Civil Parish Stoke Bardolph, Gedling


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

BA spearhead from the Trent, May 1929. (1)
Dredged from the River Trent in 1928. Spearhead, class IVb, Ind Phase IX, Wilburton/Wallingford, LBA. Khaki/brown patina with a reddish brown staining and patches of green bronze disease. There are two circular, symmetrical openings on the lower blades (dia c 8.5mm). A section of the shaft is so thinly cast, it is now perforated. Length 275mm, max blade width 79mm, socket width 29-30mm & weight 456g. (2)
Source (1) gives Shelford parish, but above grid ref, which is in Stoke Bardolph.
See L1840, L1844 and L9421 for further finds.

<1> TVARC, 1980, Gazetteer, p 49 (Published document). SNT401.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1997, TTS, p 54 (Serial). SNT1481.

Other Refs: No 71 (ill)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Published document: TVARC. 1980. Gazetteer. p 49 .
  • <2> Serial: Thoroton Society. 1997. TTS. 101. p 54.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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