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Monument Name Mar Dyke -north of North Stifford
SMR Number 5141
Summary Bronze Age implements found in the Mar Dyke.
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Description Bronze Age implements found in the Mar Dyke. <1> <2> <3> Bronze sword found in the Mar Dyke. Leaf-shaped blade, sword is 24" long. Found c1869. Some confusion over the NGR. OS gives the NGR used above. On some sheets as TQ 594804. The NGR used here "is by no means 100% correct". <4> Sword, spearhead etc. Sword with 6 rivet holes in hiltplate, 3 rivets still in situ. <5> <6> in <5> <7> Finds in Thurrock Museum? <8> Site Assessment = Accession numbers?
Monument Type(s) FINDSPOT (Dated 2000BC to 701BC)
Monument Class(es) FIND
Period 2000BC to 701BC Bronze Age
Status Not Known
Administration Area THURROCK, ESSEX
National Grid Reference Square: TQ68SW
Ref: 601804
Finds BRONZE SPEAR (Dated 2000BC To 701BC)

BRONZE SWORD (Dated 2000BC To 701BC)

Events Mardyke River Valley Project

Sources Desc Text : Mardyke Valley Project; A Brief Landscape History of the Mardyke Valley (Historic Landscape Management) Dated : 2002

Desc Text : The North Thames Gas Pipeline (Bennett, Alison) Dated : 1988

<1> RECORD SHEET/FORM : OS cards (Ordnance Survey) TQ68SW08, 1950 Dated : unknown

<2> Desc Text : Archaeol J (Archaeol J) Vol 26, p130 Dated : unknown

<3> Desc Text : Trans Essex Archaeol Soc (Trans Essex Archaeological Soc) Old Series, Vol 14, p111, 120 Dated : 1869

<4> Desc Text : SMR (Savory, L?) Dated : unknown

<5> Desc Text : SMR form unknown Dated : 1960 0nwards

<6> Desc Text : Thurrock Mus Register? (Thurrock Museum) Dated : unknown

<7> Desc Text : DESC TEXT by Palin (Palin) p41, 75 Dated : 1871

<8> Artifact : ARTEFACT Thurrock Mus? (Thurrock Museum ?) Dated : unknown