Record Details

NHER Number:13936
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval seal

Summary

A medieval seal with the Virgin and St Anne was found before 1806 when a ditch was dug at Besthorpe. The inscription was mostly illegible and the seal was destroyed by its owner who thought it was 'Papist'.

Images - none

Location

Parish:BESTHORPE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Some years before 1806. Found in digging a ditch at Besthorpe.
Seal showing Virgin and Child with St. Anne (?), and inscription mostly illegible. Impression taken by Burrell of Thetford.
Original destroyed by owner at Attleborough as he thought it was 'Papist'. Impression in rear cover of (S1).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Serial: Woodward. 1828. Correspondence. Vol II.

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