Record Details

NHER Number:4811
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon inhumation cemetery

Summary

An Early Saxon inhumation cemetery was found here in 1838-9. A vast array of finds were recovered including brooches, swords, forty shield bosses, a silver bracelet and eighty or so glass or amber beads. These artefacts were given to the British Museum and other organisations. More recent metal detecting in 1990 recovered a medieval buckle and medieval pot sherds. An evaluation in 1998 recorded only a relict stream.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL79NE
Parish:NORTHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1838-9. Early Saxon inhumation burials by the watermill.
Finds kept in the British Museum and elswhere. For detailed discussion see File.
E. Rose (NAU) 25 June 1982.

1990. Metal detector finds.
Medieval metalwork and sherds (see file).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 31 May 1990.

5/6 October 1998. Trial Trenching.
Single trench excavated revealed nothing except a relict stream.
See report (S1) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA) 9 February 1999.

October 1999.
The necklace found in the 1830s may be that in the collections of the Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia.
See Email correspondence in file.
D.Gurney (NLA) 29 October 1999.

Monument Types

  • BARROW (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BRACELET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SHIELD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SWORD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 79 NE 4; TL 79 NE 14.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Northwold.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Northwold [4].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Article in Serial: 1856. Proceedings at Meetings of the Archaeological Institute, June 6th 1856. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XIII pp 291-297. p 296.
---Article in Serial: 1849. Proceedings of the Association. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. First Series Vol IV pp 379-406. p 382.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1999. Archaeological Evaluation at Watermill Farm, Foulden Road, Northwold. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 357.

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