Record Details

NHER Number:11801
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Human remains of unknown date

Summary

Human remains of unknown date found in an oval pit in 1976.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 8458 9584
Map Sheet:TL89NW
Parish:HILBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1976. Found in Battle Area digging slit trench.
Human skeletal remains at 61cm (2ft) deep.
Soldiers claimed that leg bones were at right angles to back bone.
All bones removed before site could be visited, but A. Gregory (NAU) found clear outline of oval pit, about 91cm x 122cm (3ft x 4ft), filled with dark orange sand, cut about 30cm (1ft) into weathered chalk below about 30cm (1ft) topsoil.
Head of body apparently to south.
Presence of barrows to north may be significant.

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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