Find Spot record MDR4947 - Middle or Late Bronze Age bronze spearhead, Heage, Ripley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

[Area centred SK 38385025] A bronze spearhead was ploughed up in a field at Heage. "It is of an unusual form, having a loop hole on each side of the open socket. The head, too, is more obtusely pointed than is generally the case. The sides are slightly concave, with a raised rib running obliquely from the point on either side of the socket, and about midway between it and the edge. The spot where it was found was in the immediate neighbourhood of the Roman road (the Rykneld Street), where it crosses the fields between Heage and Hartshay." (1) Refers to a description by L Jewitt of a bronze spearhead found at Hartshay. (2) No further information was gained. (3)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in serial: JBAA Vol. 2,1847.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference:
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 WCW 15-JUL-59.
  • <4> Article in serial: Watkin, W. 1886. 'The Roman minor settlements, camps, discoveries of coins etc, and roads in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeology Journal. Volume 8, pp 190-215.



Grid reference Centred SK 3838 5025 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1107

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Record last edited

Aug 20 2015 4:15PM

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