Record Details

NHER Number:3664
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon brooches (Weasenham All Saints, Weasenham St Peter, poorly located)


Two Early Saxon brooches were found at an unspecified location in Weasenham St Peter during the 19th century.

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Full description

Before 1852. Site unknown. C. L. Philips suggests from possible secondary burials in Weasenham barrows (no evidence - E. Rose (NAU)).
Two small long brooches (plain square head type).
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
Finds held by the British Museum.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (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. TF 81 NE 10.
---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. Weasenham All Saints.
<S1>Article in Serial: Leeds, E. T. 1945. The Distribution of the Angles and Saxons Archaeologically Considered. Archaeologia. Vol 91 (Second Series) pp 1-106. p 96; Fig 19.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 339.
<S3>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 242.

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