Record Details

NHER Number:3000
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated human burials

Summary

In 1743 human bones from several individuals were found. One skull had green marks on it suggesting the presence of a copper alloy object. The discoveries may have been made at NHER 3001, although it is thought more likely they were found at this site. It has been suggested the burials were Early Saxon in date, but this is not definite and their date is uncertain.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 052 198
Map Sheet:TG01NE
Parish:BAWDESWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
SPARHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 26 April 1743.
Human remains with traces of bronze discovered.
This is the possible site of discovery as suggested by R.R. Clarke (NCM). He also suggested the site could have been found at NHER 3001.
It would seem certain that this is the correct site.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 September 1980.

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Unknown date)
  • INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

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 244.
---Newspaper Article: Norwich Mercury. 1743. [untitled].
---Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1980. Site report.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Rye, W. 1916. Roman Camps and Remains in Norfolk. p 41.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Sparham.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
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