Monument record THD 012 - Claimed findspot of LBA hoard, or possibly ESax cemetery (see THD Misc).

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Summary

Claimed findspot of LBA hoard, or possibly ESax cemetery (see THD Misc).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1366 7011 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM17SW
Civil Parish THORNDON, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

LBA hoard.
Three socketed axes (Evans, R2, 462 records only 2) and broken, decorated, spearhead (pegged spearhead with band and dot decoration on socket, damaged point)(all lost), 1 gouge, awl, socketed hammer, socketed knife & pieces bronze cake (? from same source; not listed by Evans) (S1)(S2). A second spearhead & 3 socketed axes according to (S2, S4).
Dug up in gravel pit (R1) 'situated at the foot of a hill … about half a mile from the church' in 1811 (S2)(S4) or bush draining (S3).
According to OS map of circa 1926 'Bronze Implements & Cinery Urn found AD1870 '. The OS record map (card not seen) has hand written changes to read 'Bronze Age Implements & Cinery Urn found AD 1811 and has added site ref number 14 with 'A/S inhum. cemetery' beside it. See THD Misc (SF 04067). There is clearly some confusion. This findspot may relate to the cemetery found draining the land though it may also be the hoard findspot, it certainly is at the foot of a hill & about half a mile from the church. Note there is no trace of a gravel pit at this location on 1880s or later OS maps though the tithe map hasn't been checked. (R1) needs checking.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <R1> (No record type): Arch J, 1853, 10, 3, plate V.36.
  • <M1> (No record type): Drawings: IPSMG card per Evans.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1948-185, 1948 (bronze cake).
  • <R2> (No record type): Evans, Bronze Implements, 174, 177, 189, 205, 319, 466 (with figs).
  • <S2> (No record type): Inventaria Archaeologia, 1955, 2nd set GB11.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA,1924,18, 231.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Taylor RJ. 1993. Hoards of the Bronze Age in Southern Britain (BAR 228). hoard EA138.

Finds (9)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 18 2012 11:20AM

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