Record Details

NHER Number:5857
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cremation urn

Summary

At sometime in 1797 or before an Early Saxon urn containing ashes was found in the Thetford area.

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Location

Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1797 or before. ?Site perhaps only Thetford area.
Anglian type urn containing ashes when found (21cm (8.2in) high) neck broken.
Held by Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, as part of Clare College Loan Collection.
See (S1) and (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Thetford.
<S1>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. pp 210-211.
<S2>Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age. p 264.

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