Record Details

NHER Number:37195
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Early Saxon inhumation cemetery and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal detecting in 2002 recovered various objects. The presence of an Early Saxon pendant and two brooches suggest that the probable Early Saxon inhumation cemetery recorded as NHER 25856 continues westwards to this site. Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins were amongst the other finds noted in this area. Excavation in 2003 uncovered prehistoric finds and features (See NHER 37617).

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

Before 6 May 2002. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins; two medieval coins; post-medieval coin; Early Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds including silver medieval annular brooch to be considered as Treasure. Early Saxon material suggests that the Saxon cemetery extents to the west (NHER 25856).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 June 2002.

20 April 2002. Metal detecting.
Medieval annular brooch disclaimed as Treasure.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 December 2002.

November 2002 - January 2003. Fieldwalking, metal detecting and geophysical survey. Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline. Construction section 1, plot number 251.
Although this plot had been tentatively identified as the site of a Saxon cemetery (S1), this was not corroborated by the field survey.
See (S2).
S. Howard (NLA), 4 February 2010.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • PIT CLUSTER (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • STAKE HOLE (Unknown date)
  • 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 (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • CHARCOAL (Unknown date)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: 2002. KTH 22, Early Saxon brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 2002. KTH 23, Early Saxon large knob..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2002. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Network Archaeology. 179.
<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.

Related records

25856Parent of: Probable Early Saxon inhumation cemetery (Monument)
37617Related to: Prehistoric features and finds, Bacton to King's Lynn Transco Pipeline (Monument)

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