4.4.44 Quidenham, Norfolk

The parish of Quidenham is located in the Breckland district of Norfolk, 16km north-east of Thetford. The name Quidenham may derive from the Old English phrase meaning 'Cwida's homestead'. The parish has been the subject of a great deal of archaeological activity, particularly in the form of metal-detecting and field survey.

There is thought to have been an Early Saxon cremation cemetery in the parish, recorded by antiquarians in 1859, and a second cemetery in the centre of Quidenham Park, judging by the number of brooches that were recovered. Excavations at the so-called 'Shrunken Village' site in Wilby show it was first occupied during the Anglo-Saxon period and a substantial complex of enclosures is visible on aerial photographs. Pins, strap-ends and sherds of Ipswich Ware and Thetford Ware pottery have been recovered.

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