Record Details

NHER Number:9902
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Saxon churchyard and burials, Poringland

Summary

In 1960 human skeletons were found when the Poringland gravel pits were extended. Further exploration recorded at least twelve Christian burials in a probable Late Saxon churchyard.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2748 0090
Map Sheet:TG20SE
Parish:PORINGLAND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1960. Human skeletons found in clearing topsoil for gravel pit extension at Poringland gravel pits.
(Bones kept for C. P. B. Wells, experiments not accessed).
R. R. Clarke.

At least twelve Christian burials in probable Late Saxon churchyard located here (1/2 mile south of East Poringland Church according to (S1)), preceding present church.
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCHYARD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 SE 15.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 5.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Poringland.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Human Skeletal Remains (HSR). Poringland.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1806. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol V. p 443.

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