Record Details

NHER Number:9590
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Saxon spearhead, possible burial


In 1938 an iron spearhead, probably dating to the 10th century, was recovered near the church during the construction of electricity pipelines. A deposit of vivianite suggested bones had been buried nearby, so this may have derived from a Late Saxon burial.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 24 06
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1938. Near church. While digging trench for electric pipeline at depth of 11ft (3.4m).
Iron spearhead probably 10th century. [1]
Deposit of vivianite suggested bones nearby.
Purchased for NCM (S1).
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 190.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Towse wit Newton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Wake, T. 1942. Some Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVIII Pt I pp 23-30. p 28.

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