Record Details

NHER Number:13800
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1990 and 2013 recovered Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery; pieces of medieval brick; an undated fragment of quern; Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins and Roman, Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman brooch and bracelet fragment; an Early Saxon brooch; a Middle/Late Saxon pin; Late Saxon strap-ends and part of a box; medieval dress accessories, strap fittings, part of a cauldron, a harness mount, nail, weight and copper alloy vessel fragments and a medieval/post-medieval buckle and lead weight.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1963. [1].
Informant [1] found many medieval sherds in this field (called Field I) and dug a hole 22cm (9") diameter, 45cm (18") deep to find 15 to 20 more. Another excavation called 'Field I Site I' 18m from a tree on the north boundary of field then 5m to east, produced many more sherds and brick fragments like those in kilns on site NHER 11789.

11 April 1978. [2].
Informant [2] found Roman coarse ware, Saxo-Norman ware, medieval sherds including Grimston Ware and post medieval sherds, also a quern stone fragment, in fieldwalking.

1979. East of villa site. Found on surface of ploughed field. [3].
Scatter of Roman coarse ware and samian; coarse ware seems to be predominantly 4th century.
Seen by A. Gregory (NAU) 18 April 1980.
A. Gregory (NAU) 21 April 1980.

1990. Metal detecting.
Medieval gilt copper alloy bar with H shape lug for pendant; rivet holes in lobed terminal at each end of bar.
Fragment of medieval tongue shaped strap end, made of three plates.
Medieval cast copper alloy cauldron foot, quite finely made, facetted edges.
Medieval copper alloy belt stiffener with rivet at each end and central boss, 13th century.
All finds identified by S. Margeson (NCM)
Finders' numbers SO 50, 52, 53, 55.
Post medieval finds not recorded.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 24 October 1990

November or December 1990. Found with metal detecting.
See 1:2500 copy in file.
Small long brooch imitating radiate headed brooch, lower part of foot and pin missing. Semi-circular head has four vestigial knob substituting projections. Border of head and foot outlined by punched dots. Single pin and catch plate on rear. Break not recent.
See (S1 and S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 10 January 1991

1992. Metal detecting finds. [4].
Late Saxon and medieval metalwork.
See list in file. Area extending slightly to east.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 February 1993.

S4 notes that in recent times there was a slaughterhouse in this field which he believes accounts for some of the rubble found here. See letter in file under NHER 3579.
E. Rose (NLA) 11 October 1994.

1994. Metal detecting finds. [5].
1 Roman coin. See list in file.
Just over half a Late Saxon disc brooch with openwork cross. Single transverse pin lug with hint of iron spring/pin and catch plate. Photographed. For NGRs see Notes.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 31 October 1994.

August 2003. Metal detecting.
Medieval harness stud.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 October 2003.

Before 4 April 2005. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon and medieval metal objects (S3).
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 June 2005.

Before 4 July 2005. Metal detecting.
Thirteen medieval coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 September 2005.

September-October 2012. Metal-detecting.
Fifteen medieval and three post-medieval coins.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 December 2012.

September-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [6].
2 Roman coins, a brooch and bracelet fragment.
Middle/Late Saxon pin.
Late Saxon/medieval buckle and harness link.
1 Late Saxon coin.
4 medieval coins, buckles, a strap-end, seal matrix, strap mount and a binding strip from a box or casket.
Medieval/post-medieval buckle and lead weight
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

(S4)-PAS details to follow.
A.Miller-Fik (HES), 9 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 55 AD to 80 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 200 AD to 400 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 720 AD to 900 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • VESSEL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD to 1100 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1100 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 1029 AD to 1036 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1300 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1185 AD to 1189 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1195 AD to 1230 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1203 AD to 1216 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1205 AD to 1207 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1205 AD to 1207 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1216 AD to 1236 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1218 AD to 1222 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1254 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1279 AD to 1301 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1280 AD to 1281 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1282 AD to 1289 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1282 AD to 1289 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1301 AD to 1310 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1309 AD to 1310 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1335 AD to 1343 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1400 AD to 1600 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1565 AD to 1565 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1591 AD to 1594 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1602 AD to 1603 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Photograph: 1994. LDW 5-6, Late Saxon dics brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Ashley, S. and Rogerson, A. 1992. Three Radiate Brooches and a Small-Long Brooch from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt III pp 361-362.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1991. Drawing of an Early Saxon small-long brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of a medieval probable furniture fitting mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2013. Drawing of an incomplete medieval four-way harness link. Film. 2:1.

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