Record Details

NHER Number:2169
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible medieval terracotta head


A possible 14th or 15th century terracotta head from the apex of an arch or a decorative motif was found in the wall of a cottage when it was demolished. The figure appears similar to St John the Baptist although it is not depicted in Classical style.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9942 3237
Map Sheet:TF93SE

Full description

1958. Found in wall of cottage when demolished.
Terracotta head. ?apex of arch or decorative motif. 20cm (8 inchs) long, 15cm (5 3/4 inchs) wide, 7.25cm (3 inchs) deep.
Probably late 14th/early 15th century like St John's heads in alabaster. Nothing Classical about it.
Identified by Dr G. Zarnecki, P. Lasko, and Dr Joan Evans.
See (S1) in NCM.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Location of cottage obtained by W. Milligan (NCM) from local man.
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STATUE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1958. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. Vol 5. p 2.
---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 - Medieval. Fulmodeston.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph. NCM.

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