Record Details

NHER Number:3261
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Saxon strike-a-light


An Early Saxon quartzite strike-a-light of imported Scandinavian type was found in 1928.


  • A Scandinavian strike a light found at Sandringham.  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TF 687 287
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

1928. 800m (1/2 mile) from Sandringham House and 4.8km (3 miles) from the Wash. R. Howlett found Scandinavian type of strike-a-light of quartzite, 11cm (4.4 inches) long). Date AD 300 to 500; brought over in 5th century. Pointed oval 'tracked' stone. (?necessarily Early Saxon). Presented to the British Museum by finder.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Copy of (S1) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • STRIKE A LIGHT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 62 NE 9.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Sandringham.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1928. [unknown]. Antiquaries Journal. Vol VIII, p 23.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1940. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part II. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt II pp 215-249. p 248.

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