Record Details

NHER Number:1736
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds scatter

Summary

An Early Saxon brooch and Middle Saxon and medieval pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8367 4273
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM NORTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

4 July 1962.
From field west of Burnham Market County Primary School, square headed copper alloy brooch (2 fragments) thrown up by cultivator into school fences.
Leeds' type A4, compare with example from Market Overton, Rutland.
Probably 6th century, compare with example in (S1).
Retrieved from wire fence at spot about 10m south of hedge junction, northwest of school.
See (S2) for short summary.

Site examined by R. R. Clarke (NCM) and E. B. Green (NCM) 12 July 1962.
Trial hole revealed soil over light brown loam with chalk fragments.
Field had been ploughed to a depth of 35cm.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

1962.
Grey sherd possibly Ipswich ware.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

1962.
Early medieval unglazed sherds from surface of arable field immediately west of Burnham Market C. P. School.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Part of large scatter, see NHER 29185.
E. Rose (NAU)

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustration.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Burnham Norton.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Burnham Norton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Middle Saxon. Burnham Norton.
<S1>Publication: Leeds, E.T.. 1949. Corpus of Square Headed brooches. no.34.
<S2>Article in serial: Wilson, D. M. and Hurst, D. G. 1965. Medieval Britain in 1962 and 1963. Medieval Archaeology. Vol VIII (for 1964) pp 231-299. p 236.

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