Record Details

NHER Number:28991
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Post medieval elephant skeleton, Stalham Surgery (formerly Pond House)

Summary

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.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3795 2486
Map Sheet:TG32SE
Parish:STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. From roots of yew tree formerly in garden on Pond House, now site of new surgery.
Elephant skeleton.
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

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Eastern Daily Press. 22 May.

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