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CHER Number:06397
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Bronze Age hoard, Burwell Fen

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Parish:Reach, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds:

  • CHISEL (2) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • DISC (6-10) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • GOUGE (3) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HAMMER (1) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (5) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • PUNCH (2) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (2) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCABBARD (1) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (>10) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEARHEAD (6-10) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (2) (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

1. A late Bronze Age hoard was found in 1867 during coprolite digging "about one mile N by E of the hamlet of Reach" in Burwell Fen. The hoard comprised 11 socketed axes, 2 chisels, 3 gouges,1 hammer, 5 knives, 2 swords, 1 chape, 7 socketed spearheads, 6 buttons, 2 'bugle shaped' objects and a number of rings and other items.
4. Late Bronze Age Reach Fen hoard, consisting of 60 + items.

Sources and further reading

<1>Article in serial: Prigg H. 1880. JBAA 36. p. 56 - 62 (ill).
<2>Bibliographic reference: Fox, C.. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region. 324.
<3>Bibliographic reference: Salzman L.F. (ed). 1938. The Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. Volume 1. 279.
<4>Monograph: Pendleton, C.. 1999. Bronze Age Metalwork in Northern East Anglia. A study of its distribution and interpretation. p. 201. British Archaeological Report British Series 279
<5>Bibliographic reference: O'Connor, B.. 2013. The archaeological impact of the 19th and 20th century fossil diggings. 42-43.