Record Details

NHER Number:2337
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon glass vessel from Grimston Heath


Part of an Early Saxon glass vessel found in 1937.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7624 2230
Map Sheet:TF72SE

Full description

1937. 548m (600 yds) southeast of Old Belt, Grimston Heath.
Fragment of a rim of Frankish glass cone beaker (compare with Caister) often with plain bodies and series of spiral threads at rim.
Type IIIb in (S1). (examinerd by Harden on 30 October 1950.)
(S2) states that it 'cannot be earlier than 5th century, more likely to be after 450 AD than before it. It might of course be 6th century'.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • VESSEL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: Norfolk Research Committee. 1950. Glass Vessels in Anglo-Saxon Britain. Archaeological Newsletter. Vol 3 No 2 pp 21-27. p 23.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SE 3.
---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. Gimston.
<S1>Monograph: Harden, D.B.. 1956. Dark Age Britain.. p 149. p 149.
<S2>Publication: Rudemackel. [unknown]. 147,pl.51 p.297, Bonner J.

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