Record Details

NHER Number:1954
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval burials, Church end

Summary

In 1955 a collection of human remains were uncovered by trenches dug to lay drains. These bones had no associated artefacts but their close proximity to the churchyard suggests a medieval date.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 8557 3623
Map Sheet:TF83NE
Parish:SOUTH CREAKE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

11-21 July 1955. Church End behind cottages in trenches for laying drains running 27m (30yds) north-south and then from north end of trench, east another 27m (30yds).
No associated objects with human bones 0.9-1.2m (3-4ft) deep. About 6.1m (20ft) outside wall of churchyard and probably part of it. In some cases two or three skulls found together, each had a large stone over it.
Finds held by NCM, formerly by Norfolk Constabulary.
Examined by C. P. B. Wells.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • CHURCHYARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1955. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 2. p 4.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Creake (South).

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