Record Details

NHER Number:8286
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval inhumation at Capp's Bush

Summary

Records suggest that a person who committed suicide was buried at this site during the post medieval period. The origin of the name 'Capp's Bush' is not clear, although the name appears on a map of 1794 (as well as modern Ordnance Survey maps).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8939 9920
Map Sheet:TL89NE
Parish:MERTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

A suicide burial site (S1).
Must indicate that this was once a crossroads. A small bush still grows out of the ?Peddars Way (NHER 1289) bank below an oak tree.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 June 1978.

The bush is drawn on a map of 1794 at Merton Hall, but seems to be positioned farther into the field than on Ordnance Survey map.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 April 1982.

December 2001.
Bush has gone. Tree remains.
E. Rose (NLA), 12 December 2001.

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.

Related records - none

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