Monument record RGV 005 - Gallows Hill

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"Cinerary urn with swastika ornament" in Moyses Hall Bury .


Grid reference Centred TM 0415 7831 (101m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM07NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

"An Anglo-Saxon 'ground [gourd] -shaped' urn, 4 1/4 inches high, found at Redgrave before 1853 was given to Norwich Museum (Acc Number 44-25) by R Taylor" (S3)(R2)(R3). In NWHCM in 1909 (R3).
"Cinerary urn with swastika ornament in Moyses Hall Bury ... From pit on E side of road. Possibly from a destroyed mound on Gallows Hill TM 0415 7832. RR Clarke has some information" (S1)(S2)(R1). Listed as in Moyses Hall in 1911.
The urn in Moyses Hall is described as a 'buckleurne' decorated with 5 large bosses, with 3 stamped swastikas in between each and small circular depressions containing a cross in relief and plain 'cup-shaped hollows' (S3) (S2)(R4)(R5).
These references relate to two separate vessels, which are the same as listed under RGV 004 - clearly some confusion exists as to the original findspot/s.
Also see RGV 004 for possible Med urn from this area.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 2, 89.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Regrave A/S.
  • <R2> (No record type): Catalogue of Antiquities in NWHCM, 1853, 23.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 334, pl 4.
  • <R3> (No record type): Catalogue of Antiquities in NWHCM, 1909, 53.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM07NW60.
  • <R4> (No record type): Myres J N L, Anglo-Saxon pottery & settlement of England, 1969, 146.
  • <R5> (No record type): PCAS, 5, 1880-1884, lii (footnote).

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2012 10:07AM

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