Record Details

NHER Number:9871
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval inhumation from garden of Rose Cottage

Summary

Several medieval inhumations were found in the garden of Rose Cottage and the adjacent house in the 1970s. The burials suggest that this may have been the site of a medieval church. Roman and medieval pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7211 2162
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1976.
Eight inhumations found in gardens of Rose Cottage and adjacent house.
Heads to west set in soil over natural ?chalk, 40 to 65 cms, depth to top of skulls.
Covering an area of at least 8m east to west and 2.5m north to south.
Largely disturbed by landowners.
Medieval sherds but no Roman found.
Investigated by A. Rogerson (NAU) 13 April 1976.

The three gardens together form a rectangle which A. Rogerson (NAU) suggests is a church site.

July 1979.
A. K. Gregory (NAU) reidentified 1 sherd as possibly Roman shelly ware.
E. Rose (NAU)

One skull dug up by occupant about same time as 1976 finds, brought to KLM in March 1986.
E. M. James (KLM) March 1986.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SW 32.

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