The site

The metal detector users were alerted when they discovered a complete axe and part of another in the topsoil. It seems likely that these axes had been dislodged from one of the hoards by ploughing.
 
Investigating the area more closely, they were amazed to find three groups of axes. Although it was initially thought that the axes were all from one large hoard and the axes were mixed together, the follow up excavations confirmed that they had been buried in three separate pits dug within five metres of each other. The middle one of the three small pits contained the most axes. The fourth hoard, which was found the following weekend, lies 20 metres away.
 
The Wessex team found two postholes close to the three pits and some fragments of pottery, but little else. These finds can only hint that there may be a settlement or bronze foundry not far away.