Record Details

NHER Number:14549
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects and pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting at this site during the period 1979-99 recovered a wide range of artefacts. These include around 2000 Roman pottery sherds, a Bronze Age axehead decorated with chevrons, an Early/Middle Saxon hanging bowl, post medieval jetton.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 61 95
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:SOUTHERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1979. Context 2, centred on grid reference. One hours fieldwalking over large patch of dark soil about 100m x 50m.
Around 2000 Roman sherds including Nene valley coarse colour-coated ware, grey ware and mortaria; South Midlands shell-gritted ware; Spanish globular amphora sherds, 2nd century Gaulish Samian, three tile fragments, lead pot-mend (latter found with metal detector).
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
Finds held by KLM.
(Mixed with finds from NHER 13937.)

September 1979. Found on this site with metal detector.
Small bronze flat axe decorated with chevrons. Drawing (S1) in file.
Small bronze brooch in form of man on horseback, traces of red and green enamel.
Also two sherds colour-coated ware, one plain Samian, one greyware.
Seen by KLM.
Photographs by KLM.
Sherds held by KLM.

18 February 1988. Fenland fieldwalking. Good conditions, weathered ploughsoil.
Context 1: from fieldwalking whole field, only one flint collected as curiosity for identification (SRY AK).
Context 3 (at location [1]) and overlapping Context 2: concentration of Roman pottery, moderate, few fragments fired clay, possibly Roman brick, some bone collected, one calcined flint noted. Set in grey soil but pottery spreads beyond. Grey soil on low mound no more than 0.4m high and generally less.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

1988. Site being regularly detected with permission of farmer.
R. Silvester (NAU) May 1988.

January 1997. Metal detector finds.
Roman and medieval coins.
Roman metalwork.
?Early Saxon/?Middle Saxon hanging bowl.
Individually plotted. See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 February 1997.

January 1999. Metal detecting.
Roman sherds, coins and brooches.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 February 1999.

February 1999. Metal detecting.
Roman coins and metal finds.
Early post medieval button.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 April 1999.

August 2006. Metal detecting
Roman pottery sherds, two finger rings, Colchester derivative brooch
Two medieval brooches, buckle, belt or strap mount.
3 Roman coins.
Information from PAS import.
A. Cattermole (HES), 9 September 2011.

August 2006. Stray find.
10 sherds of Samian ware.
Information from PAS import.
A. Cattermole (HES), 9 September 2011.

October 2006. Metal detecting.
Medieval strap end.
Information from PAS import.
A. Cattermole (HES), 9 September 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Late Saxon - 43 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAT AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 80 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman to Saxon - 43 AD to 410 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RIVET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman to Saxon - 43 AD to 410 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 120 AD to 200 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 200 AD to 300 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 402 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 270 AD to 287 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY 10. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY AK. FENS.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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