Record Details

NHER Number:25403
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Matching pair of Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts


Metal-detecting in 1989 recovered a matching pair of Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts, decorated in a zoomorphic style and probably dating to the 10th to 11th centuries. Late Saxon and post-medieval pottery sherds have also been recovered from this area.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 07 08
Map Sheet:TG00NE

Full description

Church Field.

1989. Found with metal detector. [1]
Small find One: Late Saxon box mount, zoomorphic, 10-11th century, (S1)
Two large bellarmine sherds and 1 glazed red earthenware sherd
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 9 August 1989

Sepember to October 1989
Small find Two: Late Saxon box mount, (S2), pair to that previously found and located within yards of the same.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 19 October 1989

Box mounts re-idenitifed as stirrup-strap mounts, see (S3) and (S4).
A. Cattermole (HES), 10 February 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STIRRUP STRAP MOUNT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FHX32-5.
<S1>Illustration: Penn, K. 1989. Drawing of a Late Saxon box mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1989. Drawing of a Late Saxon box mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Article in Serial: Ashley, S., Penn, K. and Rogerson, A. 1991. A Further Group of Late Saxon Mounts from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt II pp 225-229.
<S4>Publication: Williams, D. 1997. Late Saxon stirrup-strap mounts. Nos 457 and 458; p 98.

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