Element record L782 - Bronze Age metalwork, Holme Pierrepont (now Colwick)


ARTEFACT SCATTER (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age)


Grid reference SK 61300 39499 (point)
Map sheet SK63NW
District Nottingham
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Holme Pierrepont, Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Colwick (N), Nottingham


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A middle BA rapier and spearhead, and a late BA socketed knife found at approx above grid ref in October or November 1966. Rapier of Trump's Group II, in fine condition but one rivet torn away. Recorded but now lost (actually 67.163). Length 362mm. Knife in good condition, length 302mm, 66.157. Spearhead of type III, crushed at time of discovery, part of the haft survives in socket. Length 163mm, 66.158. (1)
Late BA spearhead of type IV found early May 1967. Traces of haft survive. Length 130mm, 67.118. Late BA socketed axehead found April or May 1967. Socket retained part of haft but this is now missing. Length 104mm, 67.162. (2)
For full desc of all bronze artefacts see (3).

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

3 colour print, Scurfield C, SMR

<1> EMAB eds, 1966, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 36 (Published document). SNT160.

<2> EMAB eds, 1974, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 42 (Published document). SNT161.

<3> Thoroton Society, 1997, TTS, pp 52-3 (Serial). SNT1481.

Other Refs: Nos 52-56

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: EMAB eds. 1966. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 9. p 36.
  • <2> Published document: EMAB eds. 1974. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 10. p 42.
  • <3> Serial: Thoroton Society. 1997. TTS. 101. pp 52-3.

Finds (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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