Record Details

NHER Number:10845
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon cremation cemetery (marginal)

Summary

An Early Saxon cremation cemetery may have been found between 1538 and 1543. An old document records how 'yn digging of a balke or mere yn a folde longging to the paroche of Keninghaul in Northfolk' many pottery vessels containing cremated human bone were uncovered. The exact location of this cemetery is unclear.

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Location

Parish:KENNINGHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1538 to 1543.
Urn cemetery of unknown date found reported by Leland. 'Syr John Dicons told me that yn digging of a balke or mere yn a folde longging to the paroche of Keninghaul in Northfolk ther were founde a great many yerthen pottes yn order cum cineribus mortuorum'.
See (S1) quoted (S2).

Perhaps same as urns found near the Castle Yards.
See (S3), (S4) and (S5).

Monument Types

  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • CREMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • CREMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1940. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part II. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt II pp 215-249. p 223.
---Serial: Blomefield, F. 1805. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk. Vol I. p 215.
---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. Kenninghall.
<S1>Serial: Toulmin-Smith, L. (ed). 1909. Itinerary.. Vol IV, p 120.
<S2>Publication: 1935. Norfolk Annual. -p.33.
<S4>Article in Serial: Manning, C. R. 1872. Kenninghall. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VII pp 289-299. p 290.
<S5>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. and Myres, J. N. L. 1939. Norfolk in the Dark Ages, 400-800 A.D., Part I. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII, Pt II pp 163- 214. p 165.

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