Harrold History
Early Ancestors
Iron Age, Roman & Saxon Farmstead Settlement
The Domesday Survey
The Priory at Harrold
Fairs & Markets
Harrold Bridge
Parish Church of St Peter
Nonconformism
Major Landowners in Harrold
Harrold Old Manor
Harrold Hall
Clockmaking
Freddie Crouch: Harrold's Last Blacksmith
Caleb Lefevre
Travel, Transport & Mail
Leather Making
Bridgman Doors
Public Houses and Inns of Harrold
Paul McCartney, Hey Jude & Harrold 1968
Dr Richard Mead
Anne Alston & Harrold Hall

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Iron Age, Roman and Saxon Farmstead Settlement

 

 

The other major discovery came from archaeological excavations in the 1970s, which revealed an Iron Age, Roman & Saxon farmstead settlement where the Harrold-Odell Country Park lake now exists.

Cremation cemeteries datable to the period AD 25 - 50 lay outside the homestead of the early farm. The discovery of bronze brooches with this material, themselves unburnt, suggests that the comminuted bone was originally contained within fastened textile bags or leather pouches.

Pig bones were the evidence for food offerings, while other food and drink could have been contained in some of the twenty-eight pots found buried in the pits. This also suggests     offerings to ancestors in the practices of burying the dead.

 

For more detail on Harrold's very early inhabitants click here to link wth The Community Archive web pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
The web-site of the village of Harrold