Record Details

NHER Number:17049
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Thorpe Rectory and multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal-detecting during the period 1980 to 1996 recovered a variety of objects. These included medieval lead-glazed earthenware, two Neolithic flint blades, medieval Flemish floor tiles and a Late Saxon strap end. This site is documented as the location of Thorpe Rectory which was ruined in 1614. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins, Middle-Late Bronze Age, medieval, medieval/post-medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects including a Middle-Late Bronze Age rapier and a lead alloy post-medieval whistle.

Images

  • Early Saxon mount from NHER 17049  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle/Late Bronze Age rapier from NHER 17049  © Norfolk County Council
  • No image caption available  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle/Late Bronze Age rapier from NHER 17049  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TM 23 96
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1980. Found in fieldwalking after ploughing. South of Thorpe Church ruins.
Medieval body sherd and lead glazed earthenware sherd.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM), 16 January 1981.
W. Milligan (NCM), 16 January 1981.

1983.
Context 2 (with above): with above. Fieldwalking generally over north edge field.
Late Saxon rim sherd.
Two flint blades and one core, Neolithic in type.
Quantity of medieval coarse wares 14th/15th century.
Context 1: from north-west corner of field.
Site of Thorpe rectory, ruined by 1614, in terriers.
Flemish floor tile, clear glaze white slip 15th/16th century.
15th/16th century glazed sherd.
Pottery and flint identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 27 June 1983.

September-October 1987.
Three flint flakes. One scraper, Neolithic.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM), 6 November 1987.

September-October 1995. Metal-detector finds at location [1].
Three medieval coins and one medieval jetton.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 November 1995.

1996. Metal-detector finds.
Late Saxon strap end.
Medieval coin.
See list in file.
V. Fryer (NCM), 11 June 1997.

April-May 2010. Metal-detecting (area extended).
Early Saxon mount (S1) and one medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 June 2010.

May-June 2010. Metal-detecting.
Three medieval coins, medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 July 2010.

August-September 2010.
1 Roman, 3 medieval and 2 post-medieval coins, Middle-Late Bronze Age rapier fragment (S2), medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 5 October 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RAPIER (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOUNT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1180 AD to 1247 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1203 AD to 1210 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1460 AD to 1483 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAME (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WHISTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2010. Drawing of an Early Saxon gilt copper alloy mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2010. Drawing of a Middle/Late Bronze Age copper alloy rapier fragment.. Film. 1:1.

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