Monument record MNL 145 - Rookery Drove, Beck Row.

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Bone dagger found in 1930, in possession of S Ford in 1951.


Grid reference Centred TL 6850 7824 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill, Forest Heath, Suffolk


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bone dagger found in 1930, in possession of S Ford in 1951 (S1, S3). The Sidney Ford Collection was bequeathed to MIHLM (S4).

Animal bone with split, sharpened and polished `blade', dark brown. Tool marks plentiful. Neither edges or point are sharp, tool use unknown but possibly not dagger. Relatively unworked bone joint forms butt, 4.5 cms below which a shallow horizontal groove is recognisable (note perforation with bone pin in butt of very similar bone `dagger' WGN 008). Length 17.9 cms, width at butt 2.5 cms, at blade 1.9 cms, maximum thickness at butt 2.0 cms. Drawing in parish file (S2).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL67NE14.
  • <S2> Finds Illustration: Pendleton C. 1988. MNL 145.
  • <S3> Cartographic materials: Briscoe, J. 1951. MIHLM, Correspondents 6 inch record map, G Briscoe entry, 1951.
  • <S4> Museum Record Card: MIHLM. SF/B/24. MIHLM, SF/B/24.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 10 2020 3:24PM

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