Record Details

NHER Number:15765
Type of record:Monument
Name:Gold medieval decoration, prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post medieval objects

Summary

Metal detecting recovered a number of objects from this area, where some soilmarks of a possible field system or trackway have also been noted. Finds from this site comprise prehistoric pot boilers, a Roman brooch, and a number of medieval and post medieval objects, including a medieval gold 'collar' with repousse decoration set with turquoises.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 12 02
Map Sheet:TG10SW
Parish:WYMONDHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Meridian Airmaps Ltd. Air photographs Nos 90/67 174 and 175 accessioned.
Soilmarks.
See overlays for NHER record map.
D. Edwards (NAU), 18 January 1980.

Apparently an old field system, subdividing present one, but droveway? is interesting.
E. Rose (NAU).

1993. Metal detecting.
Medieval bronze shield-shaped plate for belt fastener, half round bar on straight edge, two rivets and roves on reverse.
Illegible 16th century sixpence.
W. Milligan (NCM), 24 June 1993.

1994. Metal detecting.
Roman brooch, rear hook type AD 40-65.
Identified by D. Mackreth October 1994.
Medieval cut farthing and three medieval pennies.
James I farthing token.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 4 May 1994.
Medieval cauldron leg.
Early post medieval decorated stud.
Bellarmine sherd (beard fragment).
Pot boilers.
W. Milligan (NCM), 27 April 1994.

18 August 1994. Metal detecting.
Gold 'collar' with repousse decoration and with five collets set with turquoises. 13mm x 16mm. 19th century. Possibly from necklace fastener or needlecase (decorated both faces). Inquest carried out on 22 March 1995.
Gilded bronze medieval buckle-plate.
Post medieval artefact.
Polaroid in file.
Bronze waste ?date.
Clay pipe bowl fragment, initials IL.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), November 1994.
W. Milligan (NCM), 19 August 1994.

1995. Metal detecting.
Two medieval coins.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
See list in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 1995.

Before 22 October 2002. Metal detecting.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 December 2002.

May 2011. Norfolk NMP.
The soilmarks described above are now recorded as part of NHER 54633.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 31 May 2011.

Monument Types

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 120/B,C.
---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. NHER TG 1302A-B (NLA 371/HMS8-9) 18-JUL-1996.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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