Record Details

NHER Number:10132
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cemetery

Summary

This may be the site of an Early Saxon inhumation and cremation cemetery, but its exact location is unknown. Brooches, beads, and other metalwork were found at the site in the late 19th century, as was an Iron Age loomweight.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM29NE
Parish:BROOKE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
HOWE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1867 to 1869.
Early Saxon brooches, wrist clasps, girdle hanger, shield bosses, spearheads, glass beads and mounts, found in the late 19th century, indicating the presence of an Early Saxon inhumation and cremation cemetery.
The exact location of the cemetery is uncertain, it may be located in the parish of Howe.
An Iron Age loomweight was also found.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 March 1991.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • LOOMWEIGHT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SHIELD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STUD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Article in serial: Kennett, D.H.. 1977. Anglo-Saxon finds from Brooke, Norfolk, 1867-1869.. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. pp 93-118.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Brooke.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Brooke.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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