Record Details

NHER Number:35597
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon brooch, possibly from an inhumation


During building work a complete Early Saxon cruciform brooch was found. The brooch has the remains of its corroded pin in the catch plate, indicating that the brooch was closed when it was placed in the ground. This could suggest that it comes from a burial.

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Grid Reference:TF 8777 0711
Map Sheet:TF80NE

Full description

Around 1985. Stray find.
Object reported to Swaffham Museum.
Complete florid cruciform brooch found during building work. Traces of iron pin within catchplate indicates that the brooch was buried with the pin closed and suggests an inhumation burial.
See description and (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 July 2000.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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