Record Details

NHER Number:5997
Type of record:Monument
Name:Iron Age burials


Two Iron Age burials, together with Iron Age pottery fragments, worked flints and animal bones, were found during road widening works in 1956. One was of a female, the other of an infant.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9770 8781
Map Sheet:TL98NE

Full description

27 July 1956. Found during road widening 26 July 1956. Excavation NCM.
Two Iron Age A burials. Fragmentary female skeleton and child found in grave 1.5m (5 feet) long (head to west) 1.2m to 1.5m (4 feet to 4 feet 9 inches) below modern surface.
Infilling contained two fragments of Iron Age A pottery, flint flakes, charcoal and animal bones. One arm raised to head, knees bent.
Press cuttings (S1), (S2) and report on human remains (S3) in file.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1956. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 3. p 4.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 98 NE 27.
---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 - Iron Age. Roudham.
---Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1957. Other Archaeological Excavations 1956. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 9 (for 1956) p 2.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1956. Iron Age skeleton found at Roudham. 31 July.
<S2>Newspaper Article: The Times. 1956. Iron Age skeleton found in Norfolk. 1 August.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Wells, C. P. B.. An Iron Age Inhumation from Roudham, Norfolk.

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