Record Details

NHER Number:4986
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon inhumation


The fragmentary skeleton of a young adult male was discovered in 1967. The skeleton had been buried with an Early Saxon brooch, beads and wrists clasps.

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Map Sheet:TL79SE

Full description

1967. Field Monitoring. 1005m (1100 yards) West of West Hall.
Material from the sides of a trench cut for drainage purposes and from its spoil.
Material consists of simple wrist clasp fragments, 1 with repousse' decoration, a ring brooch and fragmentary human remains.
Cruciform brooch (Aberg Group III) with calcium carbonate inlay in lappets and in foot.
Cruciform brooch examined by British Museum Research Lab and Dr Clavingbull.
Finder retained Cruciform brooch and 3 beads.
See drawings (S1)-(S3).
Cruciform brooch has inlay, see correspondence (S4) and (S5).
Adult young male right and left femurs with copper alloy stains. Distal end of femur right tibia and fragment of fibula. Fragment of scapula. Cruciform brooch was on upper tibia fragment.
E.B. Green (NCM).
Various objects were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1968.165), including the annular brooch, wrist clasps and human bone.
The discoveries at this site are summarised in (S6) and (S7).
Information from (S8) and (S9).

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • NAIL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Milligan, W. 1967. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy cruciform brooch. Card. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Milligan, W.. 1967. Drawing of an Early Saxon cruciform brooch.. Card. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Milligan, W. 1967. Drawings of various Early Saxon objects including copper annular brooch and wrist clasp fragments and glass, amber and quartz beads. Card. 1:1.
<S4>Correspondence: Webster, L.E.. 1967. Letter. 21 December.
<S5>Correspondence: Werner, A.E.. 1968. Letter. 29 Janurary.
<S6>Article in Serial: Wilson, D. M. and Hurst, D. G. 1969. Medieval Britain in 1967. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XII (for 1968) pp 155-211. p 159.
<S7>Serial: 1967. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1967. No 14. p 7.
<S8>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Mundford [2].
<S9>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 79 SE 14.

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