Monument record BRD 042 - Fenhouse Farm

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Summary

Scheduled Monument - Bronze ring-headed pin with S twist shaft and bronze ribbed penannular ring (very small bracelet? or cloak fastening ring?).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7437 8698 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL78NW
Civil Parish BRANDON, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Bronze ring-headed pin with S twist shaft and bronze ribbed penannular ring (very small bracelet? or cloak fastening ring?). Found near each other (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) with a metal detector. Both objects have been cleaned but pin is said to have been `shiny brown' before cleaning. Pin 11.8 cms long, head 2.5 cms in diameter. Shaft pierced just below the ring. Ring 4.2 cms diameter, 0.5 cm thick. Plain terminals almost touch. See drawings (S3). Found near Little Ouse River.
Note finds of LBA swords and metalwork close by - BRD 33, 50 & 7, LIA coins from BRD 7, 8 & 10, also IA weaving comb to W - BRD 56. Another ring headed pin has been found to W at Wilton Bridge, on Norfolk side of boundary (R1).
Within scheduled area BRD 008 (S4).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <R1> (No record type): Norfolk SMR.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff, 1982, PSIA, 35, 1983, (3), 229, fig 48.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: drawing, letter.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Carr R D, letter to F Hiam Ltd, June 1982.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, drawing, 1982.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.

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Record last edited

Mar 9 2012 5:11PM

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