|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Post medieval elephant skeleton, Stalham Surgery (formerly Pond House)|
In 1992 an elephant skeleton was discovered amongst the roots of a yew tree that stands in the grounds of the surgery here. The tree was said to be 150 years old and the owners of Pond House in mid 19th century are known to have kept a circus.
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|Grid Reference:||TG 3795 2486|
|Parish:||STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1992. From roots of yew tree formerly in garden on Pond House, now site of new surgery.
Tree was said to be 150 years old and the owners of Pond House in mid 19th century are known to have kept a circus.
Skull of elephant now at Stalham Middle School.
Press cutting (S1) and location plan in file
E. Rose (NLA) 2 June 1992
- FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
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|---||Article in Serial: Michael Medlar. 2015. Short lives in a foreign land: elephants exhibited in Norfolk by travelling menageries and circuses 1795-1900. The Annual. 24/23-41. |
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Mammoth find poses problem for school. 22 May. |
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