|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Cropmarks of the Middle Saxon inhumation cemetery excavated at Harford Farm|
The cropmarks of the Middle Saxon inhumation cemetery excavated the Harford Farm excavation area on the Southern Bypass (NHER 9794) are visible on aerial photographs.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 2245 0440|
|Parish:||CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
November 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of the Middle Saxon inhumation cemetery excavated the Harford Farm excavation area on the Southern Bypass (NHER 9794) are visible on aerial photographs (S1). The site is centred on TG 2245 0440 and represents the northern cemetery (see excavation report (S2) for details), although not all of the graves excavated produced cropmarks. None of the southern graves could confidently be distinguished from the surrounding geological pit-like cropmarks. On initial assessment of the aerial photographs, it was tentatively suggested that the cemetery sat within a trapezoidal enclosure (S3), however it was later concluded that these cropmarks related to the underlying geology.
S. Horlock (NMP), 23 November 2009.
- GRAVE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
- INHUMATION (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
- INHUMATION CEMETERY (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1980. NHER TG 2204ABF (NLA 95/APW9) 15-JUL-1980. |
|<S2>||Monograph: Ashwin, T.. 2000. Norwich Southern Bypass Project.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 91 & 92. |
|<S3>||Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1974. CUCAP (BQF20) 02-JUL-1974. |
|9794||Part of: Multi-period site at Harford Farm (Monument)|