|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Early Saxon inhumation, Thetford Warren|
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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|Grid Reference:||TL 84 84|
|Parish:||THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
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).
- INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
- 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)
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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