Record Details

NHER Number:15636
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric worked flints and medieval metal objects


Fieldwalking in 1975-1976 recovered a number of prehistoric worked flints, including a Mesolithic/Early Neolithic core and probable Neolithic cores and scraper. Subsequent metal-detecting in 2006 recovered medieval brooches and a medieval harness pendant.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 04 42
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

Pre 1975. Stray Find.
This field is one of several in Wiveton that formed the lands of Church Farm in 1977. Prior to this date the farmer [1] had collected 38 Neolithic flaked and polished flint axeheads from these fields, although unfortunately the exact provenance of these objects was not recorded. See NHER 60094 and (S1) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 July 2014.

1975-1976. Fieldwalking.
Gravel Pit Field (finder's Field 123).
Fieldwalked by [2] as part of a larger survey of the lands of Church Farm, Wiveton.
113 worked flints recovered, including 2 end scrapers, 1 side scraper and 3 single-platform cores.
Although the bulk of the material collected was believed to be Neolithic it is noted that one of the cores is of similar form to Mesolithic microblade core.
See (S1) for further details, in which the scrapers and the blade core are illustrated.
P. Watkins (HES), 7 July 2014.

Before 16 March 2006. Metal-detecting.
1 medieval harness pendant suspension mount.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), see description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 27 April 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 July 2014.

9 February 2007. Metal-detecting.
2 medieval brooches.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), see list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 April 2007.

8-9 May 2010. Fieldwalking. [4].
TEH122014 - PAS details to follow.
Finds not recorded by HES on the PAS database:
Undated tile, brick, oyster shell and burnt flint.
A. Beckham (HES), 22 December 2014.

September 2013. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 15. [3].
DT2013 - PAS details to follow.
See finder's map and (S2) in file.

NOTE: Discovery Tours Fields 15 and 16 are now two separate NHER numbers (field 16 now NHER 60096) so any finds will need to be split across these two records.

A. Beckham (HES), 23 September 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Unknown date)
  • BURNT FLINT (Unknown date)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Unknown date)
  • TILE (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1450 AD to 1600 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1550 AD to 1700 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1659 AD to 1659 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Archive: 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>Unpublished Document: Discovery Tours. 2013. Discovery Tours Low Grade Material Record Sheet. Fields 15 and 16.

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