Tag Archive: Norfolk

Medieval Norfolk church gutted by fire

A 12th Century church has been gutted by a fire. The blaze was reported at 06:07 BST and when firefighters arrived at the scene in Wimbotsham, Norfolk, they discovered the roof was alight. Nine crews tackled the fire at St Mary the Virgin Church, which dates from 1175, and it was extinguished by 10:00. “Unfortunately…

£78,000 For Anglo Saxon Coin, Could it Solve an Anglo-Saxon Murder?

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A rare silver coin has sold for £78,000 at auction, and experts claim its discovery could provide a clue to the gruesome murder of an Anglo-Saxon king 1,200 years ago. The coin was struck in the reign of East Anglian ruler Aethelbert II and describes him as king – the only time this title has…

Inquests find medieval and Bronze Age relics found by metal detectors in West Norfolk are treasure

A hoard of 12 silver coins has been declared treasure, meaning their finder can keep them, at a coroner’s inquest today. The coins were found by Stephen Sproule whilst he was metal detecting on land at Fincham, near Downham Market, in October 2011. Coroner Jacqueline Lake said the small silver coins were known as Sceattas…

Grandfather hand-carved 230 Foot wooden scale model of Bayeux Tapestry to help get over the death of his teenage son

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This is a great story! I hope a museum or someone buys this and puts it on display. Be sure to click through to the full article to see all the pictures. ~The Archivist A grandfather has carved a wooden replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, despite having lost three of his fingers in an industrial…

Lynn’s South Quay dig unveils medieval remnants

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An archaeological survey carried out on a former grain silos site near Lynn’s South Quay should help to fill gaps in knowledge of that part of the town’s historic core, an expert says. Dr Ken Hamilton, senior historic environment officer with Norfolk County Council, said the recent dig at the former Sommerfeld and Thomas site,…

Binham Priory discovery of giant medieval graffiti

Thousands of years of history at a remote priory in Norfolk could be unearthed after the discovery of giant medieval graffiti on its walls. The Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey (NMGS) group claims to have found 8ft (2.4m) building plans etched into the stonework of Binham Priory, near Wells. The drawings, which are too faint to…