|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Post medieval wayside burial|
The burial place of one Richard Nobbs, who hanged himself in 1785 after the discovery of his son's skeleton, buried in a ditch and apparently murdered by him. As was the usual custom with those who 'self murdered', he was buried at the side of the highway.
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|Grid Reference:||TM 2645 9390|
|Parish:||HEMPNALL, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|WOODTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1785. Suicide burial. Nobbs Corner.
Burial place of one Richard Nobbs, who hung himself at Hempnall Pope's Wood in 1785 after the discovery of the skeleton of his son buried in a ditch at Tasburgh and apparently murdered by him.
Buried at Sisland Cross as a self murderer, the name thereafter becoming Nobb's Corner and Lane. (It was also known as Nobb's Grove, presumably a variant of Nobbs Grave as with Crosses Grave, Buggs Grave, Piggs Grave etc., all Norfolk suicide burials).
Information from sources (S1) and (S2)
E. Rose (NAU) 29 November 1985.
- INHUMATION (18th Century - 1785 AD to 1785 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Norfolk Chronicle. 1785. [unknown]. June. |
|<S2>||Newspaper Article: Norwich Mercury. 1785. [unknown]. 4 June. |
|<S3>||Newspaper Article: Bury and Norwich Post. 1785. [unknown]. 1 June. |
|<S4>||Newspaper Article: Bury and Norwich Post. 1785. Bury and Norwich Post.. 8 June. |
|<S5>||Newspaper Article: Cambridgeshire Chronicle. 1785. [unknown]. 18 June. |
|<S6>||Article in Serial: Halliday, R. 1994. Wayside Graves and Crossroad Burials. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 80-83. pp 80-81. |
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