Record Details

NHER Number:1611
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cremation cemetery


An Early Saxon cremation cemetery was found before 1826 in a gravel pit. A line of cremation pots containing burnt bones were uncovered. Two of these pots are now in the NCM. The exact location of the cemetery is unknown.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 740 372
Map Sheet:TF73NW

Full description

Anglian cremation cemetery found before 1826 in gravel pit (two urns now in NCM). Probably north of Heacham river. Line of urns found mouth upwards without covers. Other urns (probably destroyed) recorded as having bosses round body, 'with burnt bones'.
See (S1).
(S2) describes two urns.
(S3) says 'near Hall'.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

One of these urns may also be described in NHER 11262.
See (S4).
J. Allen (NLA), 2 February 2004.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 328.
---Monograph: Brown, G. B. 1915. Saxon Art and Industry in the Pagan Period. The Arts in Early England. Vol IV. p 784.
---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Publication: Ingleby, H.. Charm of a Village.
---Photograph: Early Saxon cremation urn from Sedgeford in NCM.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Sedgeford.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Committee Of The Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society. 1853. Catalogue of The Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum. p 23.
<S2>Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. 1910. Catalogue of Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum.. p 794.
<S3>Serial: Bryant, T.H.. 1890-1910. Norfolk Churches.. Diss Hundred p.254.
<S4>Unpublished document: Hammond, J.. 2003. The Pagan Saxon Urns found at Sedgeford.

Related records

11262Part of: Early Saxon pot (Find Spot)

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