Record Details

NHER Number:2955
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval seal


A 14th century seal matrix bearing the arms of John de Brenis or Brewis found in 1949.

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Full description

June 1949. Found on Old Hall Farm (E. Rose (NAU))
Matrix seal found of John Brenis or Brewis probably 1327 to 1335. (P. Millicans report)
Arms are 'on a (seme'e) of cross crosslets, a lion rampant crowned, queue fourchee.'
Forked tail was in original grant, early in the reign of Edward III. Later gave place to single tail.
John son of Giles B. John born in 1307 (Inquisitio Post-Mortem). He was first designated a knight in 1335.
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1950. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 2 (for 1949). p 4.
---Serial: 1956. The Archaeological Newsletter.. Vol III, no 2, p 39. vol III, no 2, p 39.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 00 SW 2 [2].
---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 - Medieval. Hardingham.

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