Poorly Located Monument record LKH 494 - Findspot of a Bronze-Age clay loom weight

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Summary

Clay `loom weight' truncated, elongated, 4-sided pyramid, with one horizontal perforation towards the top (S1)(R1)(R2). Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 7 8 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Clay `loom weight' truncated, elongated, 4-sided pyramid, with one horizontal perforation towards the top (S1)(R1)(R2). Dated to IA in (S1)(R1)(R2) but LBA form, see (S2)(S3)(S4). In fact two `loomweights' from Lakenheath presented by Rev W Greenwell in 1882 with a bronze disc-headed pin (1882 2-4 3) - see LKH Misc. The pin could be contemporary (i.e. LBA) although there is no record of association in the register. Weights and lengths are recorded as follows: 1882 2-4 2 is 2282g and 168mm high; 1882 2-4 1 is 2568g and 183mm high.
Similar loom weights from Kennett/Kentford in MIHLM and from Badwell Ash (BAA 005).
Formerly listed as LKH Misc IA.

Formerly recorded as LKH MISC

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath EIA.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (Badwell Ash 005) (S4).
  • <R1> (No record type): Guide to EIA Antiqs, 1925, BM, 152, fig 180.
  • <R2> (No record type): Clarke R R, `IA in Norf & Suff', Archaeol J, 95, 1939, 97.
  • <S2> (No record type): Current Archaeol, 67, 1979, 239.
  • <S3> (No record type): Barrett J & Bradley R (eds), `The Brit Later BA', BAR, 83, 1980, (2), 411.
  • <S4> (No record type): Needham Dr S P (BM), letter to Mr B R Best, July 1995.

Finds (1)

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:47AM

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