Record Details

NHER Number:17787
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon brooch


Part of an Early Saxon small long brooch was found after topsoil had been removed before construction of a bypass. The brooch may have come from anywhere in the field and been moved to its findspot by machinery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2386 8214
Map Sheet:TM28SW

Full description

3 or 4 October 1980. On line of Harleston bypass, 15m from Wells Road, along footpath.
Field 304.
Found under 4cm of loose sandy gravel after 36cm topsoil removed by machine from meadow.
Possibly redeposited by machines from elsewhere in field.
Cruciform small-long Early Saxon brooch, upper portion only.
Bronze, 6th century.
See file for further details and (S1).
During four hours fieldwalking, no other finds in an area 35m square.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 1 December 1981.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1981. Drawing of part of an Early Saxon small long brooch.. Film. 2:1.

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