|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Middle Saxon canoe, River Ant|
Part of a wooden dug-out canoe was dredged from the River Ant below Wayford Bridge in 1927. At first thought to be medieval, it was later dated to AD 720, and is the oldest boat found in Norfolk to date. The canoe is a nationally important object.
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|Parish:||SMALLBURGH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Grid reference marginal but between 3500 2470 and 3570 2428. (E. Rose, NAU).
Dredged from River Ant below Wayford Bridge and 1.5m (5ft) down in peat. Part of a dug-out canoe, now 3.6m (12ft) long. Rows of drilled holes suggest post Roman.
Photographs by R. R.Clarke (NCM) (Photocopy in file).
Exhibited by the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia December 1927 called Irstead.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
Boat dated to AD 720.
M. Horlock (NLA) 25 July 2003.
- FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 720 AD to 720 AD)
- CANOE (Middle Saxon - 720 AD to 720 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 32 SE M. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Smallburgh/Stalham. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: 1928. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol V Pt III (for 1928) pp 310-311. p 311. |
|<S2>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. 'Amazing' boat dates from 720. 25 July. |
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