Record Details

NHER Number:2757
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon inhumation, Thetford Warren

Summary

In 1911 an Early Saxon inhumation was found on Thetford Warren. The skeleton was accompanied by an iron spearhead, a knife and possibly a buckle. The findspot now lies under the golf course which was built in 1912.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 84 84
Map Sheet:TL88SW
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

August 1911. Thetford Warren. Found in a trench 0.75m (2.5 feet) deep, east of Warren Lodge and south of the Thetford to Brandon Road, during a temporary military camp.
A skeleton buried with an iron spearhead, knife and a possible buckle.
The objects have disappeared and the exact location of the site is unknown, although it is probably covered by the golf course constructed in 1912-3.
See (S1) and (S2). Information from W.G. Clarke MSS 126 and H.D. Hewitt 1938.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • KNIFE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Thetford.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Norwich Mercury. 1911. [unknown]. 12 August. p 9.
<S2>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R. 1940. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part II. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt II pp 215-249. p 240.

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