Record Details

NHER Number:9898
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon spearheads from mound on Poringland Heath (poorly located)


Sometime before the early 19th century five iron spearheads were recovered from a mound on the Heath. All had remains of their shafts which showed fire damage. This may indicate that this was a burial mound or that these were ritual depositions.

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Pre Early 19th century. Five iron spearheads from a tumulus on the Heath.
All had remains of shaft showing burnt by fire.

Large spearhead found in digging gravel on the heath. Same find?
Perhaps Early Saxon.
See (S1), (S2), (S3).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • BARROW (Undated)
  • BARROW (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPEAR (Undated)
  • SPEAR (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. TG 20 SE 8.
---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. Poringland.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Poringland.
<S1>Documentary Source: Squire, W.. WM Squire MSS.
<S2>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 248.
<S3>Monograph: East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol XII.
<S4>Publication: Meaney, A.. 1964. Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites. p 180.

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