Record Details

NHER Number:6383
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cremations and cremation cemetery (poorly located)


Excavations in Runton at an unspecified date recorded an Early Saxon cremation cemetery. Several crude black urns filled with burnt bones were found near the surface of the sandy soil in this area. Unfortunately the exact location of this exciting site is unknown.

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Full description

Cremation cemetery - no mound.
Several rude black urns filled with burnt bones.
Near surface of sandy soil - broken by plough.
See (S1) and (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM) .

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • CREMATION (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • CREMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (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 - Early Saxon. Runton.
<S1>Article in Serial: Chester, G. J.. 1859. Account of the Discovery of Ancient British Remains, Near Cromer. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 263-267. p 266.
<S2>Article in Serial: [unknown]. Antiquaries Journal. Vol VII, p 393.

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