Record Details

NHER Number:20545
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Gnattingdon church on crossroads of Peddar's Way

Summary

Two or more skeletons with missing skulls were found. These may be suicides, as these were traditionally buried at crossroads. Alternatively documentary evidence suggests this might be the site of Gnattingdon church and cemetery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7227 3687
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Date unknown. Northwest corner of crossroads on Peddar's Way.
Two or more human skeletons found, with heads missing- removed by wearing away of angle of bank? Possibly suicides buried at crossroads, but field to south named as Old Chapel Close in 1500 copyhold and 1546 field book- site of Gnattington church?
Information from (S1) but origin not given.
Note NHER 1614 in same field produced 'various bones'.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 July 1984.

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY? (Unknown date)
  • INHUMATION (Unknown date)
  • CHURCH? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in serial: Hammond, J. 1984. Gnatingdon, DMV or Mislaid Manor. NARG News. Vol 37 pp 10-16.

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