Record Details

NHER Number:9125
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon loomweights (poorly located)


Six Early Saxon annular clay loomweights were discovered by a stream at Besthorpe. The exact location and nature of their discovery are uncertain.

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Six annular clay loomweights found on flat land southeast of railway.
Discovered by a stream from (should be 'to'? - E. Rose (NLA)) Besthorpe.
Probably Early Saxon.
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 09 SW 11.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Attleborough.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1940. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part II. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt II pp 215-249. p 244.

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