Record Details

NHER Number:33176
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon inhumation cemetery

Summary

Large number of Early Saxon metalwork, including brooches, a ring and a sleeve clasp, suggest that this is the site of an Early Saxon inhumation cemetery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM08NE
Parish:BANHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1997. Metal detecting finds.
Roman brooch.
Early Saxon girdle hanger fragment.
3 Early Saxon brooch fragments.
Early Saxon wrist clasp fragment.
Early Saxon gusset plate fragment.
Medieval ?strap mount.
Medieval ?binding fragment.
Post medieval buckle pin.
Undatable bronze ingot.
Roman coin.
3 medieval silver coins.
See lists in file.
V. Fryer (NCM) 23 April 1997.

1997. Metal detecting finds.
?Roman bronze armlet fragment.
2 Early Saxon anuular brooch and wrist clasp.
Bronze Age awl fragment (S1).
Details in file.
V. Fryer (NCM) 29 May 1997.

November-December 1997. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon cruciform brooch knop and ?suspension ring.
Iron Age coin
See list in file.
This site must contain a Early Saxon inhumation cemetery, to judge from the pieces of metal work.
A. Rogerson, (NLA) 8 July 1999.

Early Saxon finds indicate that this was an inhumation cemetery.
A. Rogerson, (NLA) 12 April 2000.

March April 2000. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon approx 1/3 of an annular brooch with row of punched annulets along inner and outer edge. One transverse groove at one break and group of three transverse grooves. Pol. PHOT.
K. Hinds, (NAU) 12 May 2000.

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • INGOT (Undated)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1997. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age awl.. Paper. 1:1.

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