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Baconsthorpe Castle excavations and finds, 1951-1972 by Carolyn Dallas

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Published by Archaeology and Environment Division, Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service in Dereham, Norfolk .
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  • Norfolk (England),
  • England,
  • Norfolk.


  • Baconsthorpe Castle Site (England),
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- Norfolk.,
  • Norfolk (England) -- Antiquities.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-112) and index.

Statementby Carolyn Dallas and David Sherlock ; with contributions from Susanne Atkin ... [et al.] ; illustrations by C.R. Evans, Simon Hayfield, and Sandra Rowntree.
SeriesEast Anglian archaeology ;, rept. no. 102
ContributionsSherlock, David., Atkin, Susanne.
LC ClassificationsDA670.E13 E13 no. 102, DA670.N6 E13 no. 102
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 115 p. :
Number of Pages115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3747755M
ISBN 100905594363
LC Control Number2003428907

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