Record Details

NHER Number:18250
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval to post medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This is the site of a medieval to post medieval settlement, which may have been on the edge of a common. Fieldwalking and metal detecting have recovered a Neolithic arrowhead, a medieval seal matrix, medieval and post medieval pottery, coins and other finds.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 38 96
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:HALES, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Early 1982. Fieldwalking by Hales Survey (site 57).
Field of well grown barley with barer patches.
Scatter may be more extensive.
80 medieval unglazed.
77 medieval/late medieval/early post medieval.
2 stoneware.
3 lava quern fragments.
Iron knife fragment.
Brick fragments.
Identified A. Rogerson (NAU) July 1982.

December 1982. Field bare, better conditions.
233 medieval unglazed.
178 medieval to early post medieval glazed.
9 glazed red earthenware.
12 late medieval to post medieval stoneware (only 2 need be 17th century).
2 worked flints.
1 lava quern.
1 iron knife.
2 iron nails.
1 iron buckle.
A. Rogerson (NAU) June 1983.

Flints ident by J. Wymer (NAU) as 1 flake and 1 fragment broken unfinished arrowhead of clear Neolithic type.

April to May 1994. Metal detecting finds.
1 post medieval and 2 medieval coins.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Lead circular seal matrix. 14th century. Remains of loop on side. Arrow pointing downwards in centre (heraldic, PHAEON). +S'NICI.DOBVNO.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 September 1994.

(S1) records this as Site 57, a medieval to post medieval settlement, possibly on the edge of a common.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 January 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • BUCKLE (Undated)
  • KNIFE (Undated)
  • NAIL (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 57. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49.

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