HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Leicestershire and Rutland HER Result
Leicestershire and Rutland HERPrintable version | About Leicestershire and Rutland HER | Visit Leicestershire and Rutland HER online...

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


Name:Bronze Age hoard, Cement Works
HER Ref:MLE6418
Parish:Ketton, Rutland
Grid Reference:SK 9845 0550
Map:Coming soon

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 801 BC)

Summary

In 1972 a digger driver found, on the site of the new plant at the Cement Works, 18 pieces of late Bronze Age metalwork: 16 socketed and looped axes, a socketed knife and a fragment of ingot weighting about 470g.

Additional Information

"This Late Bronze-Age founder's hoard was found in the grounds of the Ketton Portland Cement Company's works on 29th April 1972. Found when ground was being prepared for a new dust extractor immediately adjacent to the old chimney of the Ketton Portland Cement Company Works. The hoard contains 16 looped and socketed bronze axes. One of the axes has a missing tip and some of the others are a little battered. 1 socketed dagger/knife, with rivet holes in socket and 1 fragment of casting scrap. The hoard is 7th century BC. All the pieces were found close together and the hoard probably represents the stock of a travelling bronze founder."
Information from Rutland County Museum, 20/02/2013.

On display at RCM. (PL 08/11/89)


<1> Burgess, C; Coombs, DG (eds), 1979, Bronze Age Hoards (BAR 67), p121-4 (Monograph). SLE5992.

On 29/04/1972 GJ, a digger driver, found on the site of new plant at the cement works, 18 pieces of late Bronze Age metalwork: 16 socketed and looped axes, a socketed knife of Thorndon type and a fragment of ingot weighing about 470g. (PL 08/11/89)

<2> 1971, Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 47, Vol 47 (1972), p75 (Journal). SLE5931.

See <1>

Sources

<1>Monograph: Burgess, C; Coombs, DG (eds). 1979. Bronze Age Hoards (BAR 67). p121-4.
<2>Journal: 1971. Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 47. Vol 47 (1972), p75.

Associated Finds

  • INGOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 801 BC)
  • KNIFE (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 801 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 801 BC)

Designations

    None recorded