Record Details

NHER Number:13696
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal and pottery finds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting between 1978 and 1992 recovered Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and medieval pottery fragments. Also found were a Bronze Age awl and rapier fragment.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 78 94
Map Sheet:TL79SE
Parish:CRANWICH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1978. On ploughed surface.
3 body sherds of coarse hard hand-made pottery with many flint inclusions. Neolithic?
Also Roman mortarium sherd, rim sherd Gallo-Belgic derived platter, coarse storage jar sherd made into loomweight, plus one other.
All late 1st century?

28 February 1988. Fieldwalking.
Iron Age flint gritted sherd.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM) 7 March 1988.

6 and 19 March 1988. Metal detecting and fieldwalking.
Bronze Age sword hilt fragment, and gritty sherds Bronze Age-Iron Age - 16 in all - probably Iron Age (A. Gregory, NCM). Also one Iron Age or Neolithic.
Thetford type and St Neots ware.
Early medieval wares and rim and handle of iron cauldron.
Also a small bronze ring, undated.
Plus Roman 1st-2nd century sherds and late shell-gritted.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM) 28 March 1988.

'sword hilt' reidentified as rapier.
Information from W. Milligan (NCM), (S1)

13 November 1992. Metal detecting.
Late Bronze Age awl, (S2 and S3) .
Bronze fragment, unknown date/use.
4th century coin. See list in file. Identified by J.Davies (NCM) 20 January 1993.
W.Milligan (NCM) 21 June 1994.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Roman - 4000 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAPIER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Bronze Age rapier fragment.. Paper. Unknown.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Bronze Age awl.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a Bronze Age awl.. Paper. 1:1.

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