Record Details

NHER Number:19576
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Early Saxon cemetery


Early Saxon brooches and other objects have been found on this site, suggesting that it is the site of an Early Saxon cemetery.

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Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

Late 1970s. Found with metal detecting. West side of wood and southeast of bungalow
Early Saxon metal objects, suggesting Anglo-Saxon cemetery, but no details known.
Found by [1]
Note that the Wilton Pendant (NHER 5303) was found at Wilton while digging gravel and the wood is very irregular, possibly quarried. This is a possible findspot for it. In October 1983 a water main trench passed about 50m southwest of this spot, no sign of anything.
A. Gregory (NAU) 17 October 1983.

November/December 1995.
3 molten fragments of copper alloy, probably parts of Early Saxon brooches.
All photographed.
Headplate fragment of great square headed brooch, with ?style 1 ornament.
Fragment with curving mouldings, ?side of footplate of great square headed brooch?
Decorated fragment, uncertain motifs.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 January 1996.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

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

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