TG2010 : Hellesdon Parish Hall

taken 10 years ago, near to Hellesdon, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Hellesdon Parish Hall
Hellesdon Parish Hall
Beside Low Road, adjoining St Mary's church; the village sign > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link is located here. Hellesdon is a large suburb of Norwich. Signs of very early settlement, such as a variety of flint tools (believed to be at least 4,000 years old) have been unearthed in the area. Bronze axe heads were found near Hellesdon Hall and a skeleton dating from around 600 CE was discovered in Low Road. It is not clear where the old name for Hellesdon - Hailesduna - originates from. It is believed that Edmund, the King of the East Angles, may have been martyred here. In 985, Abbo of Fleury, who at Ramsey Abbey (Cambridgeshire) compiled the 'Life of St Edmund', writes that he heard the Archbishop relate a story that came from a young man who had heard it from a very old man who claimed to have been King Edmund's armour bearer at the time of his death. On his capture, Edmund was whipped and tied to a tree, and shot with arrows. He was then beheaded and his head thrown into a bramble thicket in Hegelisdun Wood - hence the association with Hailesduna, present-day Hellesdon. The King's head was later found, guarded by a wolf, and according to the story the body was buried in a small chapel built nearby for the purpose. The site of the chapel is believed to be the site where St Mary's church stands > LinkExternal link. The church and the dead body of King Edmund, guarded by a wolf, are depicted on the village sign > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 June, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 200 107 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.9618N 1:15.1028E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 200 106
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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