Element record L495 - Bronze Age sword found in the Trent at West Bridgford


FINDSPOT (Bronze Age)


Grid reference SK 58500 38799 (point)
Map sheet SK53NE
District Nottingham
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Sneinton, Nottingham
Civil Parish West Bridgford, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A bronze sword found in the Trent at West Bridgford. (1)
Dredged in 1927 from the bed of the River Trent (gives SK 591 388, Sneinton). Sword, Ballintober type, British Series, Ind Phase VIII, Penard, MBA. Sandy accretions adhere to the hilt. Length 401.5mm, width 40mm, weight 264g. (2)
Dark brown patina, slight corrosion, four rivets, two are insitu on the tang. (3)
Dredged fom the bed of the R Trent near culvert at Meadow Lane below Nottingham. (4)

<1> TVARC, 1980, Gazetteer, p 45 (Published document). SNT401.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1997, TTS, p 51 (Serial). SNT1481.

Other Refs: No 44

<3> Burgess & Colquhoun, 1988, The Swords of Britain (Monograph). SNT532.

Other Refs: No 28, Pl 5

<4> Notts Gaz Comm, Thoroton Gazetteer (Index). SNT957.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: TVARC. 1980. Gazetteer. p 45 .
  • <2> Serial: Thoroton Society. 1997. TTS. 101. p 51.
  • <3> Monograph: Burgess & Colquhoun. 1988. The Swords of Britain.
  • <4> Index: Notts Gaz Comm. Thoroton Gazetteer.

Finds (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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