Record Details

NHER Number:2031
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cremation found near railway station


An Early Saxon cremation was found in a railway cutting south of the railway station. An Early Saxon urn, one complete cruciform brooch and part of another cruciform brooch and two flat circular rings were found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9299 3642
Map Sheet:TF93NW

Full description

1850 or before. Burial in railway cutting. 365.6m (400 yards) south of station.
Got date from railway engineers.
Urn 11.43cm (4.5 inches) high with two cruciform brooches. Aberg Group IV (only fragment of head of one) with two flat circular rings.
Information from [1].
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Clarke, R. R. and Myres, J. N. L. 1939. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part I. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII, Pt II pp 163- 214. pp 166, 207, 232, 211-2, pl 10.
---Article in serial: 1945. Archaeologia. Vol XCI, fig 29. fig 29.
---Photograph: Little Walsingham. Urn, brooches and rings from Early Saxon cremation..
---Article in serial: Warner, Rev. J.E.. 1857. Exhibition Saxon urn and ornaments of bronze found in Norfolk.. Archaeological Journal. Vol XV, p 88. p 88.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Walsingham (North).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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