Record Details

NHER Number:10517
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Saxon pin and medieval coffin


A Middle Saxon pin with dot and circle decoration found in 1948. In the 19th century a medieval coffin containing human remains was found on this site, which is close to the church.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3629 9879
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

September 1948. 76m (250ft) northwest of church in filling in trench for sewer.
A copper alloy pin with facetted head and dot and circle decoration. ?From former extension of graveyard.
Middle Saxon mid 7th to mid 9th century (compare with example from Whitby).
See (S1), (S2), (S3).
See also (S4) - finds in BM dates 657-867 A.D. Fig.14, bottom row, 4th from left dot and circles on sides too-exact parallel to Loddon. Fig.13.4 shows all the general features, faceting, slight moulding at neck, etc.
(S6) in file.

Human skeleton in stone coffin, and other bones found in this area, see (S5).
E. Rose (NLA) 17 February 1992.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 NE 1.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Correspondence: 1948. Letter. 27 September.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Middle Saxon. Loddon.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1948. [unknown]. 15 November.
<S2>Serial: 1949. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 1 (for 1948).
<S3>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1952. Notes on Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Norfolk (1943-8). Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXX pp 156-159. p 158.
<S4>Article in Serial: Peers, C. and Ralegh Radford, C. A. 1943. The Saxon Monastery of Whitby. Archaeologia. Vol 89 (Second Series) pp 27-88. Figs 13.4, 14.
<S5>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. p 55.
<S6>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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