Havering hoard

The Havering hoard is hoard of 453 late bronze-age (900 to 800 BCE) artefacts found in Rainham, London, in 2018. It comprises swords, socketed axe heads, spear heads, knives, daggers, woodwork tools, bracelets, ingots, and other items, weighing more than 45 kg in total. It is not known why the objects, almost all of which were damaged, were collected and buried together in a pit a couple of metres across. Some items, including woodworking axe heads, are believed to be from continental Europe.[1][2][3]

The Havering hoard will be displayed at the Museum of London Docklands from April to October 2020.[4]


  1. Nicola Davis in The Guardian, 21 October 2019; "Havering hoard" of bronze age objects to go on show in London: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/21/havering-hoard-of-bronze-age-objects-to-go-on-show-in-london Retrieved 21 October 2019
  2. Museum of London Docklands; Havering Hoard – A Bronze Age Mystery: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands/whats-on/exhibitions/havering-hoard-bronze-age-mystery Retrieved 21 October 2019
  3. Havering Museum; The largest ever Bronze Age hoard in London has been discovered: https://www.haveringmuseum.org.uk/havering-hoard/ Retrieved 22 October 2019
  4. The Guardian, 21.10.19, op. cit.
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