Record Details

NHER Number:18645
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds

Summary

Fenland fieldwalking in 1982 recovered sherds of Saxon and medieval pottery along with pieces of vitrified brick. Metal detecting during 1989-2000 recovered a penny of Edward III, a penny of Henry III, a medieval seal matrix and post medieval button.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 46 13
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

20 December 1982.
Context 1.
Scatter of medieval sherds over field. and vitrified brick. Archive adds 2 Middle Saxon sherds. Particularly north half could relate to Context 3.

Context 2 at [1]. About 40m east-to-west x 15m north-to-south approximately 3.1m (10ft) OD.
Scatter medieval pottery mixed with great deal modern trash and one Late Saxon.
Identified by R. Silvester (NAU) 25 January 1983.
R. Silvester (NAU) 25 January 1983.

Context 3 at [2]. On west facing slope of slightly higher ground, perhaps a roddon. 35m north-to-south x 20m east-to-west, 2.7m (9ft) OD.
Scatter of medieval sherds, sparse and no obvious soil discolouration. Very little pottery recovered from on top of rise. Includes several Late Saxon. Although fair amount modern material.

For full details of wares and flint types etc., see Fenland Folders (S1).

1989. Apparently from this field. Grid reference [3] given, no map supplied. Found with metal detector.
Cut short cross halfpenny, moneyer Nicole, York mint.
North class 4 or 5, Richard I/John 1194-1210.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
'Silver radiate of Valerian, broken'. Not seen NAU, given to landowner.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 8 September 1989.

1990. Metal detecting find at [4].
Penny Edward III. EDWARDVS [REX]. London mint, rather badly struck.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 October 1990.

September/October 1992.
Sherds, Late Saxon-Medieval, surface scatter of:
One base unglazed Stamford Ware;
One pitcher rim with handle;
One jar rim;
One sagging base;
Sixteen base sherds Thetford Type;
One jar early medieval;
One base sherds medieval unglazed.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 October 1992.

September 1992.
Henry III penny at [5]. See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 26 October 1992.

July-August 1999. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
See lists and 1:2500 map copy in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 October 1999.

May or earlier 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval seal matrix and post medieval button. Found at [6].
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 June 2000.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW AZ. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Archive: Fenland Folders.
---Photograph: 1999. KSN 20-21, Late Saxon stirrup mount..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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