Record Details

NHER Number:165
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cemetery, Eade Road (Aylsham Road)


An Early Saxon cremation and inhumation cemetery was found during road-building works in the late 19th century. Finds included urns, a 5th century bowl, a brooch and tweezers. An attempt in 1974 to define the western limits of the cemetery was unsuccessful due to wholesale disturbance by 19th century gravel extraction.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 227 099
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

Cremation and inhumation cemetery found in making this road but little material preserved. 5th to 6th century.

Early type (5th century) bowl. Several others found but this was the only whole one. Gilt and silvered square headed bronze brooch and bronze tweezers.
'Found with Anglo-Saxon urns whilst making the new Eade Road at Catton April 1898'.

Attempt to define west limits of cemetery by excavation at 52 Aylsham Road (NHER 177) unsuccessful due to wholesale disturbance of site by 19th century gravel quarrying; no traces found.
For further details see file.

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Unknown date)
  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 91 [3].
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 334.
<S3>Publication: Leeds, E. T. 1949. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Pottery. p 52.

Related records

Site 1605Parent of: Eade Road (Monument)
Mon 818Part of: Eade Road Cemetery (Monument)
177Related to: Site with no archaeological finds or features, 54 Aylsham Road (Negative evidence)

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