Record Details

NHER Number:13354
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Human skeletal remains, pistol


It is recorded that 'under the great ash tree at Tunstead' a human thigh bone and an 'ancient pistol' were found. It has been suggested that they represent the remains of a suicide burial, though there is no documentation to support this. The exact date and location of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

'Under the great ash tree at Tunstead'.
Thigh bone and an 'ancient pistol' found.
Thought to be a suicide, but no record of such.
Finds in Worstead vestry 1887.
Information from NCM Bolingbroke Collection.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • FIREARM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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

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