Record Details

NHER Number:28977
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible post medieval witch bottle and glass bottle from Grenestede, Town Corner


A complete 17th century pottery Bellarmine jar containing two iron nails and a complete 18th century glass bottle were dug up in the garden of Grenestede, Town Corner. The jar may have been a witch bottle.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2038 2128
Map Sheet:TG22SW

Full description

1 May 1992. Dug up in garden. No other finds.
17th century complete bellarmine. Diameter around 17.5cm (7in), height 27cm (10.5in), base 9cm (3.5in) said to have had two iron nails in it (not seen NCM).
See copies of rubbing of face and medallion (S1) in file.

Complete 18th century glass bottle. Diameter 15cm (5.75in), height 16cm (6.25in), base indent 4cm (1.75in).
Information from member of the public [1].
W. Milligan (NCM) 5 May 1992.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WITCH BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Drawing: [Unknown]. 1992. Copy of rubbings of face and medallion from bellarmine jar recovered from Grenestede, Town Corner, Hevingham. Rubbing. Paper. N/A.

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