Record Details

NHER Number:20274
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval object concentrations, Early Saxon to post medieval objects

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1984 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds and a small number of Late Saxon sherds. Four concentrations of of medieval pottery sherds, including Late Saxon pottery sherds, shell and bone fragments were also noted. Metal detecting in 1990 to 1994 recovered a number of Early Saxon to post medieval metal objects including brooches.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF51NW
Parish:WALPOLE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

15 March 1984. Fenland Fieldwalking. Field of winter wheat and weathered plough soil.
Context 1: General scatter medieval sherds. Includes eleven Late Saxon sherds.
Context 2: More condensed scatter centred on 5009 1697 but not concentration. Includes eight Late Saxon sherds.
Context 3: at [1]. Concentration medieval pottery 30 x 20m maximum sparse to moderate; post medieval pot sparse, so animal bone and shell. Fired clay moderate; quantities of small sandstone fragments (tiles?). Area divided into two by unploughed strip, on top and north side of roddon.
Context 4: at [2]. Concentration medieval pot but quite diffuse 26 x 7m. Sparse shell and bone, abundant post medieval debris including fired clay and sandstone fragments. On top roddon. Some of the material from Context 4 has been reidentified as medieval pottery, and a whetstone.
Context 5: at [3]. Concentration of sparse to moderate medieval pot 20 x 18m post medieval pot sparse; bone and shell sparse to moderate. Fired clay and sandstone fragment same; glass moderate. On north side rodham, though may spread over top where track disguises soil. Considerable quantity of Late Saxon sherds - archive.
Context 6: at [4]. Concentration medieval pot, moderate, 31 x 21m minimum (may run under boundaries to southwest and southeast). Shell and bone sparses; post medieval material sparse except on north edge where more frequent. On top roddon under rows of daffodils.
See (S1), (S2), (S3), (S4) and (S5).
For full details of pottery wares, etc, see Fenland Folders (S6).
R. Silvester (NAU), 15 March 1984.

October 1990. Found with metal detector.
Early Saxon, medieval metalwork.
Late Saxon, medieval pottery etc.
See lists and maps (S7) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 November 1990

1992. Metal detector finds. General finds, part of Context 1.
Late Saxon disc brooch, (S2).
Medieval metalwork.
Spindle whorl. Roman? or later.
Post medieval metalwork.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 February 1993.

1993. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon, medieval pottery.
Late Saxon, medieval metalwork.
Medieval and post medieval coins.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 May 1993.

May 1993. [5]
Late Saxon polished bone, circular sectioned and double-ended pin beater. Length 142mm.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 November 1993.

Earlier 1994. Metal detector finds.
Late Saxon, medieval metalwork.
Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval coins. See lists in file.
See finder's location maps in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 June 1994.

May 1994. Metal detector finds.
Medieval and post medieval coins and metalwork.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 September 1994.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Post Medieval - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PENDANT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TEXTILE EQUIPMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 66. FENS. WPP 66.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 67. FENS. WPP 67.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 68. FENS. WPP 68.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP DZ. FENS. WPP DZ.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP DY. FENS. WPP DY.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: 1994. LEC 15-16, Late Saxon lead disc brooch..
---Photograph: 1994. LEE 35-37, Late Saxon coin disc brooch..
---Photograph: FTC 20-23, 29-30.
<S1>Article in serial: Ashley, S. and Rogerson, A. 1994. An Enamelled Late Saxon Disc Brooch from Walpole St Peter. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 102-104.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1992. Drawing of a Late Saxon enamelled lobed disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.

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