Record Details

NHER Number:5858
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon cresset lamp (poorly located)


At an unspecified date a grey conical cresset lamp was found somewhere in Thetford. The lamp probably dated to the Late Saxon period.

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Full description

Grey conical cresset in Norwich Castle Museum. No date.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Identified as Early Saxon by R. R. Clarke (NCM), A. Rogerson (NAU) says this cannot be so and it must be Late Saxon.
5 November 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LAMP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • LAMP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 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 - Late Saxon. Thetford [3].

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