Record Details

NHER Number:441
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Saxon human remains, Bishops Palace


At least seven human burials were found during works in 1960, some of them earlier than the Norman footings of the Palace.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2346 0895
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

22 September 1960. Field Observation.
Observations made during installation of new heating to east of Norman Bishop's Palace:
Revealed at least seven inhumation burials of which some were earlier than the Norman footings of Palace.
Some animal bones also one large iron nail.
Information from (S1). These discoveries were also reported in (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 August 2019.

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • NAIL (Undated)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
<S2>Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 4.

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