Record Details

NHER Number:15528
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Flint implements, medieval and post medieval objects


Following the removal of topsoil for the Harleston Bypass a large number of objects were recovered, including a number of flint implements, a fragment of a medieval cauldron, medieval pottery sherds and a number of post medieval objects.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 253 827
Map Sheet:TM28SE

Full description

March 1979. Northwest corner of OS field 650, northeast corner of OS 603 and whole of OS 410. Scattered over ploughed surface.
Struck flint flakes, sherds of medieval pottery and of Late medieval/Trans and iron cauldron fragment. Medieval sherds occur only in two fields south of east to west road. From NARG fieldwork (Harleston bypass), Context 1. [1]
A. Gregory (NAU), 11 December 1979.

29 September 1980. Context 2 [2], after topsoil removed.
One post medieval oxydised bodysherd, internal and external dark brown glaze. No other finds or features.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

September 1980. Further finds after surface soil removed for bypass, identified as Context 3.
Nine Medieval coarse ware, eleven post medieval sherds (plus modern brick, tile, glass not retained). 'From both fields 584 and 603'.
Thirteen worked flints including three scrapers.
Fourteen medieval coarsewares, one medieval glazed.
One bodysherd with one finger? circular depression and part of another date?
Two oxidised, probably post medieval (from field 584).
Six medieval coarseware, one medieval glazed.
Three post medieval (plus several recent brick and glass not retained). 'Field 584 near lane junction'.
Copper alloy sheet; snuff box. Button.
Lead candlestick? in form of human head surmounted by hat of four tree or fern like protruberences.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 7 January 1981.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to 19th Century - 1000000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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