Record Details

NHER Number:7424
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age cremation urn

Summary

In 1960, parts of a Bronze Age urn were found, containing the cremated remains of a teenage male. Later investigations in the area recovered further Bronze Age and some medieval pottery fragments.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1379 2374
Map Sheet:TG12SW
Parish:CAWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1960. 137m (450') along road from juction, 20m( 65' ) south of road metalling. Found digging hole for fence post and broken.
Overhanging rim urn. (Collared urn says A.J. Lawson NAU. E. Rose NAU.). Inverted over calcined human bones, base at about 0.6m to 0.75m (2' - 2' 6") in depth.
Other fragments found by excavation. (Under sixth concrete post south of road).
Anthropological report (S1), (Male 16 or 17). Site on (S2).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

1966. About 137m.(450 yds) west south west from St Agnes's Church. Excavated material from surface to 1.2m (4ft) deep.
A few sherds Bronze Age and medieval sherds mixed in. Possibly a later pit but no indication in section. Material a few feet from cremation urn found in 1960.
Information from W.Milligan (NCM) and two others.
E.B. Green (NCM)

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1960. Photograph.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Longworth, I. H. 1984. Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. No 936.
---Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 2.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Cawston [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: C.P.B. Wells. 1960. Anthropological report. November.
<S2>Photograph: 1960. Photograph no.M1598.

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