Record Details

NHER Number:20859
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Early Saxon cremation


A burnt fragment of an Early Saxon cruciform brooch head was found by metal detecting here. This may be evidence for an Early Saxon cremation in the area. Metal detecting has also recovered a medieval buckle from this site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 17 07
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

October 1984 or earlier. South side of former parkland southeast of Colney Hall. Metal detecting in ploughsoil.
Burnt fragment of Early Saxon cruciform brooch head: upper knob half-round, cast on; two other knobs missing, possibly separate knobs.
Possible evidence for cremations?
Information from [1].
A. Gregory (NAU), 27 October 1984

February 1992. Metal detecting.
Medieval copper alloy buckle. Rectangular D-shaped loops.
I.D. S. Margeson (NCM).
J. Davies (NCM), 5 March 1992.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION? (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1984. LWZ 30-32, Early Saxon cruciform brooch head..
---Photograph: CQB 10-13.

Related records - none

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