Poorly Located Monument record FSM 034 - Saxon cemetery, inhumations and artefact scatter

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Summary

Inhumation cemetery with grave goods - possibly confused with Fornham St Genevieve - see FSG Misc for discussion. Formerly recorded as FSM MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 84 67 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86NW
Civil Parish FORNHAM ST MARTIN, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Inhumation cemetery with grave goods - possibly confused with Fornham St Genevieve - see FSG Misc for discussion.
"Mr Walton Burrell exhibited a collection of spearheads, knives etc, found at Fornham St Martin in 1888-9, while digging for gravel, about 18 inches from the surface. Upon the site were also discovered many skeletons, the place being apparently an ancient burial ground. There were also found with the above, two shield bosses and a bronze pan or bowl, which was found resting on the leg bones of a skeleton" (S1). Presented to Moyses Hall by Walton Burrell Esq (S3).
VCH lists `At Moyses Hall a series of iron spear and lance-heads, knives and strike-a-light, shield bosses of various patterns, glass beads, both variegated and plain dark blue, and the rim of a bronze bowl, from Fornham St Martin, all having been deposited on graves with unburnt bodies about 18 in from the surface' (S2). Also refers to (R1).
Barker adds that many skeletons were found and reburied and that the finds came from `a field bordering the Barton Road in the occupation of Walton Burrell Esq' (S3).

Formerly recorded as FSM MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 6, 1885, (1), 53.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 7, 1890, (2), 214.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk 1. 338.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Barker, H. R.. 1907. West Suffolk Illustrated. 147.

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Protected Status/Designation

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May 21 2020 8:36AM

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