Record Details

NHER Number:17543
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds including a concentration of Roman material

Summary

Metal-detecting and fieldwalking between 1981 and 2013 recovered Neolithic worked flints; Iron Age, Roman and medieval pottery sherds; Roman brick and flue tile fragments; a Roman quernstone fragment; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; a post-medieval jetton and token and undatable, Iron Age to Roman and Middle/Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include undatable casting waste; an Iron Age brooch; an Iron Age/Roman bead; Roman brooches, a bracelet fragment, finger ring, key, furniture fitting, spoon and figurine; Middle/Late Saxon strap-ends; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval bell, seal matrix and thimble; medieval to post-medieval bell and copper alloy vessel fragments and a post-medieval crotal bell and harness mount.
The Roman finds were concentrated in the centre of the field and the amount and type of material recovered suggests that this was part of the Roman town at Walsingham and Wighton (NHER 40825).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 94 38
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1981 and 1984. Field surface finds.
Roman sherds, building material, quern, brooches, coins.
NCM 250.982.
See list and (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 12 February 1985.

1994 to 1996. Metal detecting. Finds in three areas.
Roman coins, and Roman metal finds.
Including Roman brooch. See (S2).
See lists and (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 June 1999.

October 2003. Metal detecting.
Six or ?seven Roman coins including possibly two denarii melted together.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 May 2003.

2002 to 2003. Metal detecting.
Neolithic flint flake.
Seventy four Roman and one post medieval coin, three post medieval jettons and two tokens.
Roman, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 March 2005.

2004 - 2007. Metal detecting.
53 Roman and 1 med coin, post-med jetton, IA, RB, med, post-med and undatable metal objects, IA, RB and med sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA),17 May 2010.

January 2012-May 2013. Metal-detecting.
Finds identified by HES but not recorded on the PAS database:
26 Roman copper alloy coins and 1 silver coin.
2 medieval silver coins.
Finds recorded on the PAS database [1]:
Roman brooches.
A. Beckham (HES) and A. Rogerson (HES), 10 July 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BEAD (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 80 AD to 200 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 100 AD to 300 AD)
  • PENANNULAR BROOCH (Roman - 100 AD to 300 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Gregory, T.. 1985. Great Walsingham/Wighton ?Roman Town?. 6 February.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Unpublished Document: Mackreth, D. F.. 2000. Detailed report. NHER 17543. Area 4.. September.

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42850Parent of: Great Walsingham and Wighton Roman town (Monument)
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