Record Details

NHER Number:18646
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds

Summary

Fenland fieldwalking here in 1983 recovered sherds of Saxon and medieval pottery along with pieces of animal bone, fired clay and slag. Subsequent metal detecting during 1992-96 retrieved various objects including a Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece, a post medieval jetton, an Early/Middle Saxon bead, a medieval lead ampulla and two Late Saxon Ringerike finials in the form of backward turning animal heads.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

20 January 1983. Fenland fieldwalking.
Context 1.
Odd sherds of medieval pottery scattered over field. Also four Late Saxon.
Possibly derived from Context 4.

Context 2 at [1]. Latter accounts for soil discolouration. Area of about 15m west-to-east and 6m north-to-south minimum. Too much modern to measure. 4.6m (15ft) OD.
Small scatter medieval pottery on small roddon. Also two Late Saxon sherds. Animal bone, fired clay and slag also about.
Much modern debris as well.

Context 3 at [2].
Spread medieval pottery on roddon. Also four Late Saxon.
Also fired clay and animal bone.
No obvious soil discolouration and pottery not abundant though this could be due to conditions.
R. Silvester (NAU) January 1983.

Context 4 at [3]. However most pottery seems to be beyond limits of pond. About 15m diameter x 2.7m (9ft) OD.
Small patch medieval pottery.
No bone or other debris.
Not on apparent roddon.
No soil discolouration.
Note - possible pond on 6in Ordnance Survey filled in.
Conceivably material introduced at that time.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

September 1992. Found with metal detecting.
Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval metalwork and coins.
See lists and plot in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 November 1991

1993. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece. Lobed central boss and lobed terminal loops (one broken).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM). Photographed.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 April 1993.

September 1995. Metal detector finds.
Medieval coin.
Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval metalwork.
Early Saxon or Middle Saxon bead.
Late Saxon/medieval pottery.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 30 October 1995.

September 1996. Metal detector finds.
Medieval metal finds.
Post medieval jetton.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 November 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 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

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BEAD (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DISC (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW 19. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW 20. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW BA. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FTX 6-9, 14-17.

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