Monument record BRR 002 - West of Barrow Hall Farm

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Two leaf shaped swords, one in Moyses Hall (with hiltmark), the other in the British Museum.


Grid reference Centred TL 7639 6424 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL76SE


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Full Description

(TL 79396422) Bronze Swords found AD 1848 (NAT) (S1)

Swords were found 15 chains east of Barrow Hall in 1848. (S2)

Two bronze leaf-shaped swords were found, surrounded by stones and blackened earth in 1850 or 51 by labourers widening a ditch by the footpath leading from the Great Green to the Rectory, near the north east corner of the meadow containing the moated enclosure of the old Hall (TL 76 SE 2). It was reported at the time that they accompanied an interment but this has not been confirmed. (S3)

Although there is a discrepancy in the dates the authorities probably refer to the same find. (S4)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <S1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1958. OS 6" 1958.
  • <S2> Map: Ordnance Survey. c 1904. Ordnance Survey 25 inch to 1 mile map, 2nd edition. 25". ONB 1904 11 Rev H H B Ayles.
  • <S3> Article in serial: 1886. ON THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF A BRONZE SWORD, AT CHIPPENHAM, CAMBRIDGESHIRE,. PSIA, 6, 1886, (2), 186-187 (fig).
  • <S4> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S5> Newsletter: 1985. Pagus (Magazine of Barrow & Dist Local Hist Soc), 11, June 1985, ll.
  • <S6> Article in serial: 1873. Thursday, January 23rd, 1873. Proc Soc Antiq London, 5, 1870-1873, 423.
  • <S7> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 275.
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: Evans J. Bronze Implements. Evans, Bronze Implements, 277, 279, fig 343.
  • <S9> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL76SE13.
  • <S10> Bibliographic reference: Fox C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region. Fox, Archaeol of Camb Region, 59.
  • <S11> Bibliographic reference: Taylor RJ. 1993. Hoards of the Bronze Age in Southern Britain (BAR 228).

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Jan 18 2021 3:27PM

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