Record Details

NHER Number:8565
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon pottery and loom weights from behind The Gables Guest House


About twelve Early Saxon loom weights were found here. Excavation of the site in 1963 recovered Early Saxon pottery and undated quern. Pottery and mortar was found here in 1972.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4945 1712
Map Sheet:TG41NE

Full description

Around 1960. From garden of The Gables Guest House.
A number (about a dozen) of annular clay loom weights. One only preserved. Some other rubbish.
See (S1) in the Illustration Library.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1963. Excavation.
Trial hole dug at rear of The Gables Guest House 1.2m (4 feet) east of site where annular clay loom weights were found in 1960. Disturbed loam down to 1.27m (4 feet 3 inches) where there was yellow sand. Sherds found down to 82.5cm (2 feet 9 inches) and also Mayen lava.
R. R. Clarke (NCM) and E. B. Green (NCM).
See (S1) for short summery

'Pottery and mortar' found by owner but these stolen (Ordnance Survey).
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1963. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1963. No 10. p 4.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 41 NE 6.
---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. Hemsby [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Wilson, D. M. and Hurst, D. G. 1965. Medieval Britain in 1962 and 1963. Medieval Archaeology. Vol VIII (for 1964) pp 231-299. p 237.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1963. Sketch of an Early Saxon clay loom weight.. Card. 1:1.

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