Record Details

NHER Number:4416
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon, Late Saxon or medieval burial with gravegoods

Summary

In 1912 a single unburnt male skeleton was uncovered on this site, buried with a shield boss, spearhead, small scramasax and knife. It is possible that it dates to the Early or Late Saxon period, or the medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6964 0067
Map Sheet:TF60SE
Parish:WRETTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1912. Gravel pit on border of Stoke Ferry 3ft (0.9m) down: foot to northeast. 300yds (274m) east of BM 47.5 on Stoke Ferry - Downham Market main road.
Single unburnt male skeleton with shield boss, spearhead, small scramasax and knife. Late Saxon or early medieval according to G. C. Dunning.
(S1) (illustration of grave goods), (S2) (unimportant note).
See file.

In NCM [1].
(S3) (October 1912 - Warburton), (S4)/(S5) (reported as Early Saxon).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

August 1976.
Vera Evison says Viking: some inlay shows on knife on X-ray (X-ray in NCM).
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KNIFE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SEAX (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SHIELD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • KNIFE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SHIELD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPEAR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SHIELD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPEAR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 SE 10.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Wretton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Warburton, J. S. 1913. Some Saxon Remains Found near Stoke Ferry. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol I I Pt III (for 1912-13) pp 336-337.
<S2>Article in serial: Williams, J. F. 1929. An Early Site at Stoke Ferry. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXIII pp 16-18. p 16.
<S3>Article in serial: 1913. Proceedings of Archaeological Societies [2 of 3]. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 191-195. p 193.
<S4>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R. and Myres, J. N. L. 1939. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part I. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII, Pt II pp 163- 214. p 166.
<S5>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 233.

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