Record Details

NHER Number:9158
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cremation cemetery

Summary

Twenty to thirty damaged urns containing bones were found in a field in the parish of Quidenham in 1859. This has been suggested as the site of an Early Saxon cemetery, but sadly the exact site is unknown. It is possible this site extended into Snetterton.

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Location

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Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1859.
20-30 damaged urns containing bones found in field. No associated objects.
Early Saxon? Exact site unknown but same field from which the Early Saxon bulbous bowl came from in 1831.
Now held by NCM.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • CREMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 333.
---Article in monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 70.
---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 246.
---Article in serial: 1864. Appendix. Extracts of the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 379-390. p 380.

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