Poorly Located Find Spot record LKH 597 - Bronze Age rapier, River Little Ouse, Lakenheath

Please read our .


Bronze rapier with trapezoid butt with two corner rivet holes. Formerly recorded as LKH MISC


Grid reference TL 7 8 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bronze rapier with trapezoid butt with two corner rivet holes. Flat mid rib section extending to butt. Length 37.6 cms, weight 201.99 gms. Found in (or from?) `River Ouse, Lakenheath'. Found previous to 1920. Metallographically sampled on butt and near tip, results unknown. Purchased from Fenton collection by G F Lawrence in November 1927. Late MBA (S1)(S2)(S3). This may actually have come from the River in Brandon rather than Lakenheath parish, note position of other finds of BA metalwork from the Little Ouse. Norfolk HER County number 16545.

Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): Pendleton C, The Distribution of BA metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA dissertation, Nottingham, 1985, numb.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: drawing (stolen Autumn 1981).
  • <S2> (No record type): Pryor F, A catalogue of Brit & Irish Preh Bronzes in the Royal Ontaria Museum, 1980.
  • <S3> (No record type): National Bronze Implements Catalogue, BM, Ms, fig.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.