Monument record HGR 005 - Inhumations of unknown date.

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Summary

Inhumations found gravel digging circa 1868.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8358 6265 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL86SW
Civil Parish HORRINGER, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Inhumations. 25 skeletons found in gravel working circa 1868 at Horningsheath (Horringer), depth 4-5 feet, feet to NE, 4 large (13" long) coffin nails or spikes (probably Med rather than Roman according to Prigg, S2) with one; another skeleton some `7ft' in length was buried with a small animal which had sharp teeth (possibly a cat). Nothing was found in association with the other skeletons (S1). Burials said to have extended further (to E) into field as bones seen protruding from the face of the old working (S2).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86SW13.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <S2> (No record type): Prigg H, PSIA, 6, 1883, 55-56.
  • <S3> Article in serial: A, A. Bryan. 1998. Windmill gazetteer for England.
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. OS 1:500 1885.
  • <S5> Map: OS. OS Map. OS 6" 1892.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2021 2:29PM

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