Find Spot record BRF 154 - Findspot of an Anglo Saxon urn.

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Sax urn presented to IPSMG by H Fisk in 1896. Formerly recorded as BRF MISC


Grid reference TM 12 46 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14NW


Type and Period (1)

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1897: Sax urn presented to IPSMG by H Fisk. Tall, necked vessel, with stamped ornaments, much damaged, of unusual form with chevron pattern filled with stamps. Imperfectly burned brownish grey ware, fairly smooth texture. "Found at Bramford, 4ft below the surface" (S1)(S2)S3).

NGR of (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) cited by Meaney (S3), reason unknown. Location supported by information in Suffolk Record Office which shows G Fisk (relative of H Fisk) owned Thornbush Hall with land on N & W side of village. Stanley West suggests possibly from Boss Hall cemetery (now Ipswich Borough, formerly Bramford parish). Appears unlikely as Boss Hall was in Sproughton parish in 1897 and wasn't owned by Fisk (S5).

Formerly recorded as BRF MISC

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1920-85.2 & card Bramford A/S.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 333.
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14NW7.
  • <S3> (No record type): Meaney, A.. 1964. A Gazetteer of Early Anglo-Saxon Burial Sites. Meaney A, Gaz of Early Sax Burial Sites, 1964, 225.
  • <S4> (No record type): Myers J N L, A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Pottery of the Pagan Period, 1977, 106, 202, fig 138.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, site report, October 1996.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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May 5 2021 3:59PM

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