Record Details

NHER Number:2784
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated barrow spear and other finds

Summary

A barrow was destroyed in 1826 to 1827 and spears and 'other relics of war' were recovered. These might be of Saxon date.

Images - none

Location

Parish:BEETLEY, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

About 1826 to 1827.
In removing a barrow near stream called Whitemill on the boundaries of Beetley and Hoe near side of road to Dereham, spearheads and 'other relics of war' found nearly a mile south of Pot Close (= Spong).
See (S1).

?Near Gravelpit Plantation;
Spearheads probably Saxon.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

No sign of barrow in this area.
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 9 December 1974.

No indication on Hoe or Beetley tithe maps 1847.
E. Rose (NAU), 1979.

Monument Types

  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BARROW (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Beetley.
<S1>Unpublished document: Johnson, G.. 5 December 1. Woodward Corr.. vol.III p.131.

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