Element record L8009 - Bronze Age Weapons, Holme Pierrepont




Grid reference SK 62699 39700 (point)
Map sheet SK63NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Holme Pierrepont, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

3 late BA weapons were found during gravel working in June ... from the N end of cuts 7 and 8, in the vicinity of many oak piles driven into the gravel. (A socketed axehead (66.161) was found earlier to W). A late Hallstatt derived Irish or Scottish bronze sword ... length 658mm, width at shoulder 57mm (66.159). A second intact Hallstatt sword, ... length 632mm, shoulder width 57mm (67.10). A socketed axehead with fluted blade and remains of wooden haft in socket (66.160). (1) See for fuller description of all the bronzes, and illustrations. (2)
See also L869 - piles, L8010 - querns, L794 - nearby BA find.

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

2 colour print, Scurfield C, SMR

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

<2> Thoroton Society, 1997, TTS, p 53 (Serial). SNT1481.

Other Refs: No 61,62,64,65

<3> Prehistoric Society, 1966, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, p 444 (Published document). SNT289.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: EMAB eds. 1966. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 9. p 36.
  • <2> Serial: Thoroton Society. 1997. TTS. 101. p 53.
  • <3> Published document: Prehistoric Society. 1966. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 32. p 444.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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