Record Details

NHER Number:24031
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period metal objects and pottery sherds

Summary

Metal-detecting and fieldwalking here between 1987 and 2010 recovered prehistoric worked flint including ?Palaeolithic flint flakes; Neolithic flint flakes, blades, scrapers and a hammerstone; Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery; a medieval/post-medieval jetton; an undatable whetstone and Bronze Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Bronze Age brooch; an Iron Age or Saxon penannular brooch; a Roman headstud brooch; medieval buckles, a coin weight and a copper alloy vessel rim fragment and a post-medieval button, lead cloth seal, dome-headed stud and several crotal bells.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 21 20
Map Sheet:TG22SW
Parish:STRATTON STRAWLESS, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Unknown date. Fieldwalking and metal-detecting?
Neolithic scrapers, flakes, retouched flakes, a blade, hammerstone and possible arrowhead or broken knife.
One medieval coin, pottery sherds, a coin weight, buckles and a copper alloy vessel rim fragment.
One post-medieval jetton, a button, lead cloth seal, dome-headed stud and several crotal bells.
See list in file.
Andrea Beckham (HES), 10 April 2013.

1987. Fieldwalking.
Four Roman sherds.
Lead glazed earthenware and stoneware.
Information from member of the public [1].
Identifications by A. Gregory (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM), 26 August 1987.

1988. Fieldwalking.
Found by [1]:
1 undatable prehistoric flint flake.
1 ?Palaeolithic flint flake.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM), 12 January 1989. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 May 2014.

1989. Fieldwalking.
1 ?Palaeolithic flake.
No other details recorded.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 May 2014.

1994. Metal detector finds.
Penannular brooch, Fowler Type C. Apparently made from hollow rolled sheet. Pin broadens to wide strip where it forms loop. Pair of incised transverse lines next to loop. Weight 7.90g.
Polaroid taken by NCM. Iron Age, but possibly Early Saxon.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).

Roman Head stud brooch. Polaroid taken by NCM.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 November 1994.

1996. Fieldwalking find.
Undated whetstone.
See description and drawing in file.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM).
H. Geake (NCM), 11 November 1996.

April-May 2002. Metal-detecting. Area centred on location [2].
1 Middle-Late Saxon brooch fragment.
1 undatable pin.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 June 2002.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 20 February 2014.

August 2010. Metal-detecting. Site extended.
Discovery Tours field 24.
6 Romano-British pot sherds, details of other finds to follow.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 1 February 2011.

August 2013. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 5. [3].
DT2013 - PAS details to follow.
For additional finds not recorded by HES see (S1) in file.
A. Beckham (HES), 23 September 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 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 (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PIN (Unknown date)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1470 AD to 1471 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1500 AD to 1699 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Discovery Tours. 2013. Discovery Tours Low Grade Material Record Sheet. Field 5.

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