Record Details

NHER Number:23485
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon to medieval metal objects


Metal detecting in 1986 recovered a possible Late Saxon or medieval door fitting, as well as a medieval key.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 28 33
Map Sheet:TG23SE

Full description

December 1986. Found with metal detector.
Bronze hingeplate, burnt. Late Saxon? but could be much later.
Photo in NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 13 February 1987.

1992. Metal detector find.
Medieval bronze key, with openwork cross and four open circles in spandrel in lozenge-shaped bow. Hollow stem, and moulded terminal above bow. Moulded collar at top of stem. Probably 14th century.
Polaroid NCM in file (S1).
S. Margeson (NCM), 16 October 1992.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Naylor, J., Gaimster, M., O'Conor, K. and Sherlock, R. 2012. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2011. Medieval Archaeology. Vol LVI pp 301-339.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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