Record Details

NHER Number:10628
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Early Saxon cremation cemetery (marginal)


During the mid 19th century at least two Early Saxon cremation urns and Early Saxon pottery sherds were found on Broome Heath. They suggest the presence of a cremation cemetery. Unfortunately, the exact location and nature of their discovery is uncertain.

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About 1858. Broome Heath
'Rude' Saxon potsherds.
"B.B. Woodward esq. exhibited three rude Urns, said to be of the Anglo-Saxon period, found on Broom Heath, Norfolk".
Information from (S1).

Early Saxon cinerary urn and large portion of second urn. Possible cremation cemetery.
See (S2), (S3) (three rude possible Early Saxon urns found on heath and exhibited by [1]), (S4) and (S5) ('Broome').
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • CREMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • CREMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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. Broome.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1859. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol V pp 357-365. pp 361-362.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1863. Meetings of the Institute. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History. Vol III pp 394-421. p 414.
<S3>Article in Serial: Anon. 1856. Thursday, May 22nd, 1856.. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Vol III, p 287. p 287.
<S4>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 336.
<S5>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. pp 246-247.

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