Record Details

NHER Number:8442
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon spearhead and medieval pottery from the River Bure

Summary

In 1937 a Saxon spearhead made from iron was found in the River Bure by St Benet's Abbey. Later, in 1953, several pieces of medieval pottery were found in the river at the same point.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 382 155
Map Sheet:TG31NE
Parish:HORNING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SOUTH WALSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1937. Dredged from River Bure near St Benet's Abbey.
An Anglo-Saxon iron spearhead with traces of wooden shaft.
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1953. River Bure, by St Benet's Abbey.
Fragments of medieval pottery.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).H

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Late Saxon - 411 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Early Saxon to Late Saxon - 411 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Horning.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Horning.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Horning.
<S1>Article in serial: Clarke, R. R. 1940. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part II. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt II pp 215-249. p 238.

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