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CHER Number:06769a
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze hoard, St Mary's churchyard, Burwell

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 589 660
Parish:Burwell, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

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

Associated Finds:

  • CHISEL (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEARHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

2. Dug up in the grounds of St Mary's Church on the W of the tower. Small hoard of Late BA objects found in Burwell churchyard near the tower, comprising a socketed axe, a socketed spearhead and a tanged chisel. The finds are now in CAAM.

4. Bronze axe found.

5. Small Lane Bronze Age hoard.


<1> Fox, C., 1923, The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region, 324 (Bibliographic reference). SCB1232.


<2> OS ONB (Bibliographic reference). SCB9585.


<3> Salzman L.F. (ed), 1938, The Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. Volume 1, 279 (Bibliographic reference). SCB14629.


<4> 1959, OS 6 inch map (Map). SCB9011.


<5> Pendleton, C., 1999, Bronze Age Metalwork in Northern East Anglia. A study of its distribution and interpretation, p. 201 (Monograph). SCB19333.


<6> R Walker, 1994, The Church of St Mary. Burwell (Leaflet). SCB22395.

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: Fox, C.. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region. 324.
<2>Bibliographic reference: OS ONB.
<3>Bibliographic reference: Salzman L.F. (ed). 1938. The Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. Volume 1. 279.
<4>Map: 1959. OS 6 inch map.
<5>Monograph: Pendleton, C.. 1999. Bronze Age Metalwork in Northern East Anglia. A study of its distribution and interpretation. p. 201.
<6>Leaflet: R Walker. 1994. The Church of St Mary. Burwell.