Record Details

NHER Number:8279
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Human skull, River Ant, Wayford Bridge

Summary

A human skull was found during river dredging in 1966. It was said to be of Saxon date.

Images

  • A Saxon skull dredged from the River Ant between Smallburgh and Stalham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3481 2484
Map Sheet:TG32SW
Parish:SMALLBURGH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1966. Wayford Bridge.
Skull of typical Anglo-Saxon man about forty to forty-five years of age found while dredging River Ant.
Information from NCM card.
See photographs (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Smallburgh.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

Related records - none

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