Record Details

NHER Number:12725
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of possible drainage ditches, Late Bronze Age hammer, Roman coin

Summary

Aerial photography in 1946 recorded some possible earthworks, although they may be drainage ditches. Metal detecting in 2001 and 2006 recovered a Roman coin and a Late Bronze Age socketed hammer.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 92 97
Map Sheet:TL99NW
Parish:THOMPSON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1946. Thompson: earthworks seen in this field on an RAF aerial photograph - informant, 1977.
Ordnance Survey card says only drainage ditches.
Field under wheat at time of visit; no obvious indications of earthworks except two old pits.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 July 1982.

May/June 2001. Metal detecting. [1]
Roman coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 July 2001.

June/July 2006. metal-detecting.
1 Late Bronze Age socketed hammer.
Objects Identified by S. Ashley (NLA), See description and drawing (S1) in the Illustration Library.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 August 2006.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 20 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Unknown date)
  • EARTHWORK (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • HAMMER (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed hammer.. Film. 2:1.

Related records - none

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