Record Details

NHER Number:2444
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon pottery (poorly located)

Summary

Two Early Saxon pots and fragments of other Early Saxon pottery are in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and labelled as coming from Downham Market.

Images - none

Location

Parish:DOWNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford) holds the following unprovenanced Early Saxon objects from Downham Market:
2 urns (1927.80; 1927.85). Ex Sir John Evans Collection.
3 sherds (1927.86a-b). Presented by Sir Arthur Evans, from the collection of Sir John Evans.
Unpublished.
Information from (S1) and museum records. According to (S1) these finds were formerly part of the J. Warren Collection.

These vessels are possibly the Anglo Saxon "cremations" from Downham Market listed in a gazetteer in (S2) and subsequently noted on (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 March 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Downham Market.
<S2>Publication: Myres, J. N. L. and Green, E. B. 1973. Anglo-Saxon Cemetery of Caistor by Norwich and Markshall. p.230-1. p 259.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 SW 16.

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