Record Details

NHER Number:5839
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman lamp and Early Saxon beads, 'The Red Mount' (poorly located)


In 1827 three Saxon beads were found in a mound of earth called 'The Red Mound'. In 1845 a Roman lamp was also found at the same site and reputedly came from Carthage.

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'Three crystal beads, discovered under a mound of earth called 'The Red Mound', in Thetford, Norfolk, in August 1827. Now deposited in the Museum at Norwich'.
See (S1).
A. J. Lawson (NAU) March 1978.

From same site Roman lamp, see for comparison the ones in (S2) and (S3).

Reputed to be in NCM and really from Carthage! See also (S4).
R. R. Clarke (NCM) wondered whether the site was really the Red Mount at King's Lynn.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LAMP (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (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 - Roman. Thetford.
<S1>Documentary Source: Various. Additional drawings, engravings, etc. collected by Dawson Turner to illustrate Blomefield's "History of Norfolk"; 1846-1857. Add MS 23053-23062. Vol IX (Add MS 23061).
<S2>Article in Serial: Fox, G. E. 1889. Roman Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XLVI pp 331-367. p 364.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1853. Quarterly Meetings. Proceedings of the Bury & West Suffolk Archaeological Institute. Vol I pp 84-88. p 86.
<S4>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 321.

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