Record Details

NHER Number:13697
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal and pottery finds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting between 1978 and 2005 recovered a range of objects, including Neolithic worked flints, a Bronze Age hoard, Bronze Age axes, Iron Age pottery, Roman coins and pottery and medieval objects.

Images

  • Bronze Age axehead from a hoard from Cranwich  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

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

Full description

March 1978. On ploughed surface.
Scatter of Neolithic flints including scrapers, hammerstones, fabricator.
Also sherds of coarse, hard, hand made pottery with many flint inclusions.
Body sherds, Neolithic?

18 December 1984. Metal detecting.
Odd lead object of unknown date and use.
Lead star, thought to be late medieval from ceiling decoration, see documentary references to Henry III's palace at Clarendon (S. Margeson NCM January 1985).
W. Milligan (NCM) 8 July 1987.

20-21 February 1988.
Metal detecting.
Late Bronze Age hoard, fifteen pieces; nine tools or fragments, five waste or cake, one tiny ring.
Five flint gritted Iron Age sherds.
Cut halfpenny long cross Henry III moneyer WILLEM ON LINCOLN(?).
North class 3 as portrait is without sceptre; reverse LEM ONL..
Roman coin, House of Valentinian Arles AD 364-378.
Roman sherd, Oxfordshire mortarium 4th century.
Domed lead counter for game?, medieval or post medieval.
Early post medieval harness or furniture stud, bronze.
Lead plummet weight, early post medieval use?
See (S1 and S2) in file.

19 January 1991. Metal detecting.
Bronze Age socketed axe rim fragment.
W. Milligan(NCM), 23 January 1991

5 October 1992. Metal detecting.
Late Bronze Age socketed axe (fragment missing from squashed rim), (S3).
Fragment of bronze (with rivet hole) (?date).
Bronze Age copper alloy decorative fragment, (S4).
W.Milligan (NCM) 13 October 1992.

22 November 1991. Fieldwalking.
Medieval unglazed stab decorated jug handle fragment.
Roman very thick shell tempered sherd.

December 1991.Metal detecting. North fringe of Bronze Age spread.
Leaded bronze waste - probably Bronze Age, (S5).
Medieval gilded bronze quatrefoil openwork stud, shank on reverse.
(S6) in file. Identified by S.Margeson (NCM) 1992.
W.Milligan (NCM) 22 February 1994.

December 2001. Metal detecting.
Two fragments of copper alloy metalworking debris found 20m southwest of Late Bronze Age hoard site:
Late Bronze Age rough segment of a bi-convex cake, weighing 39.63g.
Undatable small lump with one surface present, otherwise rough granular breaks, rather more green alloy than above, and not certainly Bronze Age, weighing 8.23g.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 April 2002.

May 2002. Metal detecting.
Roman coin.
?Goad from medieval prick spur.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 June 2002.

9 May 2005. Metal detecting.
Socketed axe fragment, (S7).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 June 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Roman - 4000 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • INGOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 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)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PRICK SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Illustration: 1992. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy decorative fragment.. Paper. 1:1.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1988. Drawing of objects from a Bronze Age hoard.. Paper. Unknown.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1988. Drawing of objects from a Bronze Age hoard.. Paper. Unknown.
<S3>Illustration: Wilson, D.G.. 1992. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1993. Drawing of a probable Bronze Age leaded bronze waste.. Paper. 1:1.
<S6>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S7>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2005. Drawing of a Bronze Age axe fragment.. Film. 1:1.

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