Record Details

NHER Number:14303
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman pottery and possible site of Early Saxon cremation cemetery

Summary

Fieldwalking recovered one fragment of Roman pottery from this site. It has been suggested in the past to be the location of an Early Saxon cremation cemetery but this seems unlikely.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 928 365
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Possible alternative site suggested by R. R. Clarke (NCM) for AD 1658 urn cemetery mentioned by Sir Thomas Browne.
For full details see NHER 2030. Yet Browne's reference clearly says in 'a field at Old (=Great) Walsingham'. So why does Clarke suggest a field in this parish?

1989. Fieldwalking.
Rusticated greyware Roman sherd.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 24 May 2005.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Monograph: Browne, T., Sir.. 1862. Hydriotaphia: Urn-Burial, or A Discourse of the Sepulchral Urn Lately Found Lately in Norfolk [1658]. The Writings of Sir Thomas Browne. Evans, J..
---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 - Early Saxon. Walsingham (North).

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