Record Details

NHER Number:1473
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Early Saxon cremation and inhumation cemetery

Summary

Metal-detecting has recovered a large number of Early Saxon finds. These include brooches, wrist clasps, girdle hangers, tweezers, shield bosses, spearheads and rings. These finds indicate that this is the site of an Early Saxon inhumation cemetery. Some of the objects have been melted suggesting some of the cemetery was used for cremated remains.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1932. See [1].
Iron socketed spearhead.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Before 13 April 2003. Metal detecting.
More than fifty Early Saxon objects indicative of an inhumation cemetery, some burnt objects but no spread of cremation urn sherds.
Medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
Roman, Early Saxon and medieval sherds.
See lists (seven sheets) and (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 March 2004.

Before 8 March 2004. Metal detecting. Area extended to full width of north part of field, centred as previously.
Six Roman, one Late Saxon, one medieval and two post medieval coins.
Two medieval/post medieval jettons.
Many more Early Saxon objects from cemetery.
Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval and undatable metal objects.
Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 April 2004.

X-rays in file.

Before 21 September 2004. Metal detecting.
Find No.104.
Early Saxon Style I decorated belt mount and post medieval jetton.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 November 2004.

Before 17 November 2004. Metal detecting.
More objects from Early Saxon cemetery, find numbers 105 to 146.
Four Roman coins.
Roman, Middle Saxon, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
Post medieval jetton.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 January 2005.

Before 25 April 2006. Metal detecting.
Further Early Saxon objects, fragments of human bone and a medieval silver strap end.
See list and sketch plan in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 August 2006.

Before 20 December 2006. Metal detecting.
Further Early Saxon metal objects (numbers 169-175).
Medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 February 2007.

Metal detecting, before 7 July 2008.
Further Early Saxon objects (nos. 176-182).
Medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 September 2008.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION CEMETERY? (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KNIFE (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • NAIL (Unknown date)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • STRAP END (Undated)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SHIELD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SWORD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BARREL PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 NE 36.
---Illustration: 2004. X-rays NHER 1473 Sedgeford.
---Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of two joining fragments of an Early Saxon silver unidentified object.. Film. 2:1.
---Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of an Early Saxon incomplete gilt footplate.. Film. 2:1.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Sedgeford.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2019 Norfolk Historic Environment Service