Record Details

NHER Number:21268
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flint axeheads, Roman spoon

Summary

In 1984 a spread of ?prehistoric burnt flint 'pot boilers' was identified in this field. A broken ?Neolithic axehead roughout was also found. Subsequent metal-detecting on the site in 1996 recovered part of a hinged Roman spoon.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 11 05
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:WRAMPLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 1984. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on surface of ploughed field southeast of the Rectory, within centre of scatter of potboilers:
1 broken bifacial core-piece with a superficial resemblance to a broken Palaeolithic hand-axe, accentuated by it being worn and stained, but much more in character of a rough-out for a Neolithic axe which broke in the final stages of manuafacture.
Information from A. Gregory (NAU). Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
See drawing (S1) and site sketch plan in file.
J. J. Wymer (NAU) 7 March 1985.

Grid reference above centred on axe findspot.
E. Rose (NAU).

1996. Metal-detecting.
Roman hinged bronze rod with panels of facetted and grooved decoration by hinge. Perhaps part of a folding spoon. See for comparison one from Ketteringham. See NCM polaroid.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 31 October 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Drawing of a ?Neolithic ?axehead roughout from Wramplingham. Paper. 1:1.

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