Record Details

NHER Number:52291
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of the Middle Saxon inhumation cemetery excavated at Harford Farm

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2245 0440
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

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.

Monument Types

  • 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.

Related records

9794Part of: Multi-period site at Harford Farm (Monument)
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