Record Details

NHER Number:2154
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon burial


An Early Saxon burial with an iron spearhead was found in 1943 during pipe laying work.

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Grid Reference:TF 9542 3227
Map Sheet:TF93SE

Full description

1943. Early Saxon inhumation with iron spearhead found during digging of deep trench for water pipes.
Skeleton had head to east and was 0.9m to 1.2m (3 to 4 feet) from surface.
Part of skeleton removed by RAF personnel; bones not kept.
Rusty hilt of sword or dagger also alleged to have been found but lost.
Late Major Philip Hammond also alleged that iron sword was found and broken across foremans knee.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • DAGGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SWORD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Snoring (Little).

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