Record Details

NHER Number:25856
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Early Saxon inhumation cemetery

Summary

Metal detecting has revealed the site of a probable Early Saxon inhumation cemetery. Early Saxon finds include brooches, girdle hangers and wrist clasps. Other finds from the site include an Iron Age Iceni coin, Roman brooches, Roman coins, part of a Late Saxon strap fitting (possibly from a sword belt), a medieval coin and a post medieval German jetton.


Probably Early Saxon inhumation cemetery.
Also Iron Age and Roman coins and Roman metalwork.
See lists and plan in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 September 1990.

1992. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon, Roman, Late Saxon metalwork.
See file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 November 1992.

1993 to 1994. Metal detecting.
Roman coins and brooch.
Early Saxon wristclasp.
Medieval coin and spur.
Post medieval bell and buckle.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 August 1994.

Before 15 Novembe 1999. Metal detecting.
Three Roman, six medieval coins, post medieval token.
Early Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 May 2000.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF71NW
Parish:EAST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1990. Metal detecting. Location [1].
Probably Early Saxon inhumation cemetery.
Also Iron Age and Roman coins and Roman metalwork.
See lists and plan (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 September 1990.

1992. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon, Roman, Late Saxon metalwork.
See file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 November 1992.

1993 to 1994. Metal detecting.
Roman coins and brooch.
Early Saxon wristclasp, (S3).
Medieval coin and spur.
Post medieval bell and buckle.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 August 1994.

Before 15 November 1999. Metal detecting.
Three Roman, six medieval coins, post medieval token.
Early Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists and (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 May 2000.

See NHER 37616 for Bacton to King's Lynn proposed pipeline route, plot 252, where linear features and discrete geophysical survey anomalies were located which could be relevant for this site.
See (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 10 August 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • PIN (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2002. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Network Archaeology. 179.
---Photograph: 2000. KVH 2, Early Saxon cruciform brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 2000. KVH 3, Early Saxon small long brooch..
---Photograph: 2000. KVH 4, Early Saxon buckle..
---Photograph: 2000. KVH 5-6, Early Saxon annular brooch..
---Photograph: 1990. LCA 1-2, Early Saxon brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FTX 12-13, FTZ 11-36.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: [Unknown]. 2003. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Field Reconnaissance, Fieldwalking, Metal Detecting and Geophysical Survey. Network Archaeology. 184.
<S3>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1994. Drawing of Early Saxon wrist clasp fragments.. Film. 2:1.

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