Record Details

NHER Number:1070
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated possible hearth and multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking, partial excavation and metal detecting since 1968 have recovered a range of objects, including Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery fragments, a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead, an Iron Age gold coin, an Early Saxon buckle, a Late Saxon brooch, a medieval jetton and medieval buckles. Also noted was a concentration of burnt stone, possibly once a hearth.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF60SE
Parish:WEST DEREHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1968.
Roman sherds found.
Information from King's Lynn Museum.

1969. Pottery scatter noted and investigated.
Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon and Late Saxon sherds, Roman box tile found.

1970. Metal detecting. Late Bronze Age spearhead.

1973. Field observation, contexts 2-4.
Late Saxon and medieval sherds, flints and quern found.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

1974.
Late Saxon and medieval sherds found.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

19 May 1977. Excavation of bungalow footings, context 1.
Post-medieval pottery sherds.
E. Rose (NAU).

May 1978. Metal detecting, context 5.
Late Bronze Age spearhead.

1982. Stray find in sugarbeet field, context 6.
One Middle Saxon sherd.
A. Rogerson (NAU), September 1982.

1986. Middle Saxon sherds and pot boilers found.

1994. Roman, Late Saxon, medieval pottery and tile found.
See details and drawings (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 4 February 1991.

September to October 1999. Metal detecting.
Iron Age gold coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 December 1999.

February/March 2004. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin.
Early Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval metal objects.
Medieval jetton.
Late Saxon sherd.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 April 2004.

June 2009. Watching brief.
No archaeological finds or features were encountered.
See (S2) for further information.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 4 September 2009.i

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Undated)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • KILN WASTE (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Illustration: Unknown. 1994. Drawing of a medieval pottery sherd.. Card. 1:1.
---Illustration: Penn, K.. 2004. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy buckle.. Film. 2:1.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Dereham [West].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Dereham (West).
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Dereham (West).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Ratcliff, M. 2009. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Bath Springs, West Dereham, Norfolk. NAU Archaeology. 2176.

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