Skip primary navigation

Skip secondary navigation

Anglo-Saxon spearhead

Click on images below to enlarge

Anglo-Saxon spearhead

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,

Anglo-Saxon spearhead - close up of blade decoration

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,

Return to previous page

Anglo-Saxon spearhead

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36670

Parish: Bolton Abbey

OS Grid Reference:

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:


A richly decorated iron spearhead. Both the socket and blade have a lattice of incised lines along with circular depressions that were once filled with coloured enamel. It dates to between 400 and 600 AD and was found near Bolton Priory. Such a decorative item was probably used for show rather than in battle or for hunting.


The Craven Museum, Skipton. See for opening times.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Skipton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Fully accessible. See for further details.

Related Timeline

Related Themes