Record Details

NHER Number:15635
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval structures and multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1975-1976 recovered a number of prehistoric worked flints, including a Neolithic end scraper. It was suggested that medieval structures once stood here and that collapsed wells, an undercroft and a hearth had been noted. Subsequent fieldwalking and metal-detecting between 1999 and 2016 recovered Roman, Late Saxon medieval and post medieval pottery sherds; undated brick fragments, tile fragments, slag, clinker and nails; post-medieval roof slate; oyster shell fragments; medieval jettons; post-medieval coins; medieval and medieval/post-medieval thimbles and a post-medieval trade weight and button.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1975-1976. Fieldwalking. [1].
Home Piece (finder's Field 101).
Fieldwalked by [2] as part of a larger survey of the lands of Church Farm, Wiveton.
25 worked flints recovered, including 1 end scraper, 1 flake possibly from a bifacial implement (e.g. an axe) and 1 blade/bladelet. These were thought to be predominantly Neolithic in date. [3].
See (S1) for further details. In this it is also mentioned that the field "was formerly built over" and that "collapsed wells and possibly an undercroft" and a hearth had been noted.
E. Rose (NAU) 27 April 1981. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 July 2014.

Before 6 September 2000. Field observation. [4]. Whole field, centre at [5].
One fragment medieval roofing tile (T1,R11).
One narrow strap handle glazed Grimston (T9, R7, 101.8).
One post medieval malting kiln floor tile (T9, R&, 101.9).
One base of possible Grimston, possibly glazed. (T5.R3, 101.12).
And some glazed red earthenware not listed.
Further details may follow (plans etc).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 6 September 2000.

1999-2000. Field survey. [6].
See plan and finds drawings (S2) in file.
See also parish file for report.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 17 October 2000.

Before 24 July 2006. Metal detecting.
Two medieval jettons, post medieval jettons, coin, coin weights and trade weight.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 20 October 2006.

6 June 2010. Fieldwalking. [9].
Finds recorded by HES on the PAS database:
1 Roman pottery sherd.
2 Late Saxon pottery sherds.
47 medieval pottery sherds.
11 post-medieval pottery sherds.
Information from PAS import.
Finds not recorded by HES on the PAS database:
Undated brick, tile, oyster shell, slag, clinker, roof slate, nails and stone with mortar on it.
A. Beckham (HES), 22 December 2014.

August-September 2013. Metal-detecting. [7].
Medieval thimble.
Medieval/post-medieval thimble.
2 post-medieval coins.
Information from PAS import.
Previously recorded under NHER 58910.
P. Watkins (HES), 2 October 2013.

September 2013. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 25. [8].
DT2013 - PAS details to follow.
For additional finds not recorded by HES see (S3).
A. Beckham (HES), 23 September 2013.

August 2015. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 28.
Finds recorded by HES on the PAS database [10]:
DT082015 - PAS details to follow.
Post-medieval silver hawking vervel. (Treasure Ref. 20156T29)
Information from PAS import.
Finds recorded by Discovery Tours, I. Riddler or A. Marsden:
Details to follow.
Also see (S4) for details of low grade material recovered from this field and Discovery Tours fields 29 and 30.
A. Beckham (HES), 30 September 2015.

18 February 2016.
The post-medieval hawking vervel found in August 2015 and reported as treasure case 2015 T629, was declared treasure at inquest.
E. Darch (HES), 19 February 2016.

August 2015-July 2016. Metal-detecting. [11].
Post-medieval button.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 October 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HEARTH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNDERCROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Unknown date)
  • CLINKER (Unknown date)
  • DRESSED STONE (Unknown date)
  • NAIL (Unknown date)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Unknown date)
  • ROOF SLATE (Unknown date)
  • SLAG (Unknown date)
  • TILE (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AXE TRIMMING FLAKE? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1100 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 16th Century - 1100 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • THIMBLE (13th Century to 16th Century - 1300 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1546 AD to 1547 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1550 AD to 1551 AD)
  • POT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • VERVEL (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUTTON (17th Century - 1625 AD? to 1685 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Thesis: Gidney, L. J.. 1977. Some Neolithic Flint Axes and a Surface Collection from Church Farm, Wiveton, Norfolk.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Discovery Tours. 2013. Discovery Tours Low Grade Material Record Sheet.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Discovery Tours. 2015. Discovery Tours Low Grade Material Record Sheet. Fields 28, 29 and 30.

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