Record Details

NHER Number:9871
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval inhumation from garden of Rose Cottage


Several medieval inhumations were found in the garden of Rose Cottage and the adjacent house in the 1970s. The burials suggest that this may have been the site of a medieval church. Roman and medieval pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7211 2161
Map Sheet:TF72SW

Full description

April 1976. Field Observation.
Eight inhumations found in gardens of Rose Cottage and adjacent house.
Investigated by A. Rogerson (NAU) 13 April 1976.
Heads to west set in soil over natural ?chalk, 40 to 65 cms, depth to top of skulls.
Covering an area of at least 8m east to west and 2.5m north to south.
Largely disturbed by landowners.
Medieval sherds found.
The three gardens together form a rectangle which A. Rogerson (NAU) suggests is a church site.
The human remains and other finds from this site are now in the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.46).
Although it was originally noted that no Roman material was recovered one of the sherds in the NCM was reidentified by A. Gregory (NAU) in July 1979 as possible Roman shelly ware.
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 April 2019.

One skull dug up by occupant about same time as 1976 finds, brought to KLM in March 1986 (now accessioned as KILLM : 1986.27)
Compiled by E. M. James (KLM) March 1986.
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SW 32.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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