Record Details

NHER Number:18947
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period objects, coins and pottery sherds

Summary

Fenland fieldwalking in 1983 recorded Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds along with fragments of bone, shell and brick. Extensive metal-detecting during 1991-2004 recovered a large number of objects from the same site and these included a Middle Saxon pin, a Late Saxon shield-shaped hooked tag, a possible medieval pilgrim badge, a medieval Boy Bishop token, part of a Roman silver vessel and a Late Saxon silver fragment. Metal-detecting in 2011 recovered medieval and post-medieval metal objects including strap-ends, buckles, a suspension unit for a lamp or censer, and arched pendent mount fragment and post-medieval toy figurine.

Images

  • Medieval strap-end from NHER 18947  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval lamp censor from NHER 18947  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval strap-end from NHER 18947  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval toy from NHER 18947  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2 March 1983. Fenland fieldwalking.
Context 1.
Scatter medieval pottery across field but mainly associated with roddon on which lie the following. Also three Late Saxon sherds.

Context 2 at [1].
Scatter of medieval pottery, quite a lot of bone, a little shell. Also a large amount more modern debris. Includes two Late Saxon and two Middle Saxon sherds.
Sits on roddon but material well scattered over area 50m northeast to southwest x 30m.
Arguably it is part of larger spread incorporating Contexts 3-4 but there do seem to be gaps. 3.4m (11ft) OD.

Context 3 at [2].
Medieval pottery, abundant bone and some shell and brick.
Last of these extending a post-medieval spread along roddon. Also five Middle Saxon, many Late Saxon.
Some soil discolouration in roddon in vicinity of Contexts 2-4 but not necessarily contiguous with pottery spread.
As likely to be post medieval as anything else.
70m northeast to southwest at 3.4m (11ft) OD by 50m northwest to southeast. See comment under Context 2.

Context 4 at [3].
Scatter of abundant bone, some shell, very little medieval pottery.
Discolouration may be due to post-medieval activity. Five Middle Saxon sherds
However clearly is a site, on top of large roddon.
Adjacent to modern house and site may have run under this. Minimum of 20m north-to-south x 25m east-to-west at 3.7m (12ft) OD.

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

July-August 1991. Found with metal-detector.
Roman coin and Late Saxon object. Details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 September 1991.

September 1991. Further metal-detector finds.
Middle Saxon and medieval metalwork.
See list and plan in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 November 1991.

March 1993. Metal-detector finds.
Middle Saxon to post-medieval sherds.
Roman, Late Saxon coin.
Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, undated metalwork.
See file for details.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 May 1993.

August 1994. Metal-detector find at [4].
Medieval coin. See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 September 1994.

October 1994. Area of Context 3.
Middle Saxon pin, facetted head, collar, short length of bent shank surviving.
Late Saxon shield-shaped hooked tag, broken hook, two attachment holes.
Base of very corroded Late Saxon Winchester-style openwork strap-end. Photographed.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 December 1994.

October 1994. Generally collected by [5].
Two jar rims, St Neots type (perhaps 12th century to judge from rim forms).
One Blackborough end type jar rim.
Three body sherds medieval unglazed.
Two body sherds medieval, body sherd with white inclusion including one glazed and another probably once glazed.
One glazed Grimston.
One Bourne D.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 December 1994.

June 1998. Metal-detecting and fieldwalking finds.
Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval sherds in areas in Context 4 and 3.
Middle Saxon pin.
Medieval/post-medieval bronze vessel fragment.
See list in file.
Pin retained by finder, rest held by NCM.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 August 1998.

July 1998. Metal-detector finds. Area of Context 2.
Medieval coin.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon hooked tag.
Possible medieval pilgrim badge.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 September 1998.

Before September 2000. Metal-detecting.
Medieval coin.
Boy Bishop token.
Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal finds.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 September 2000.

August-September 2002. Metal-detecting.
Unusually decorated sherd of Ipswich ware.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon stone spindle whorl.
Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 October 2002.

September-October 2002. Metal-detecting.
Fragment of possible Roman silver vessel, and possible Middle Saxon or Late Saxon unidentified fragment.
See list in file with NGR.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 November 2002.

Unidentified Middle Saxon/Late Saxon object found October 2002 is more likely to be 10th century i.e. Late Saxon.
See Treasure Report in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 January 2003.

Possible Roman vessel fragment and Late Saxon silver fragment both disclaimed as Treasure 1 April 2003.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 April 2003.

May-June 2004. Metal-detecting.
One medieval and two post-medieval coins.
Middle Saxon and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file with grid references.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 July 2004.

June-July 2011. Metal-detecting.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects, (S2 and S3).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 6 September 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • 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)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BELL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CENSER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CRUCIFIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FERRULE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LAMP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW 34. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW 35. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW BT. FENS.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Unpublished Document: Young, S.. 2002. Treasure Report.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Monograph: Rogerson, A.. 2003. Six Middle Anglo-Saxon Sites in West Norfolk.. Markets in Early Medieval Europe: Trading and ' Productive' Sites, 650-850. Pestell, T. & Ulmschneider, K. (ed.).
---Photograph: 1990. LCA 36, Middle/Late Saxon strap end..
---Photograph: 1994. LDQ 34-35, Late Saxon strap-end..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FTB 1-3, FTF 32-6, FTX 2-6.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2011. Drawing of a medieval strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2011. Drawing of a medieval lamp or censer suspension unit.. Film. 2:1.

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