Monument record TDD 001 - The Basin

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Cemetery, located in a gravel pit, close to the Cavenham road, 1/2 mile from Tuddenham Church according to Chas Brown (S1).


Grid reference Centred TL 7410 7039 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL77SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Cemetery, located in a gravel pit, close to the Cavenham road, 1/2 mile from Tuddenham Church according to Chas Brown (S1). One inhumation burial published, warrior with iron sword, shield boss and knife, and two long brooches (S2). Other finds include a C6 square headed brooch, cruciform brooch with detached head-knob (S1), annular brooches, wrist clasps, spear- heads, knives, a pot-hook, a small axe head of Frankish form, a small hollow bronze pyramid set with garnets (glass or cloisonne?) and 12 bone playing pieces with two holes in the flat side: the gaming pieces were burnt, presumably from a cremation (S2). Pottery found includes small plain vessel (S1) and a decorated urn, small with S-shaped stamps (S2).
The bronze pyramidal object is a sword attachment (S4).
For detailed discussion and descriptions, see (S6).
Site referred to as 'The Basin, Tuddenham' in Cambridge Univ Museum of Arch & Anth catalogue (sword & knife).

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <R1> (No record type): Ridgeway W, The Early Age of Greece, 1901, 587.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S6).
  • <S1> (No record type): Fox C, Archaeol of the Cambridge Region, 1923, 258, 264, 265, 269, 273, 278, 294, Pl XXXVI, XXVIII.
  • <S2> (No record type): Meaney, A.. 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites. Meaney A, Gazetteer of early Anglo-Saxon burial sites, 1964, 235.
  • <R2> (No record type): Davidson H R E, The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England, 1962, 86.
  • <R3> (No record type): Brown G B, The Arts in Early England, Vol IV Saxon Art and Industry in the Pagan period, 1915, 791.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL77SW22, 1935.
  • <R4> (No record type): Lethbridge, T.C.. Lethbridge, CAS Quarto Publications III, 1931, 8.
  • <S4> (No record type): IPSMG, record card,.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 344.
  • <S6> Article in serial: Kennett, D.H.. 1977. Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Tuddenham, Suffolk. PCAS 1977, 39-58. Kennett D H, `Anglo-Sax Cemetery at Tuddenham, Suffolk', PCAS, 68, 1977, 39-58.

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Aug 11 2016 4:59PM

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