Record Details

NHER Number:2411
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age/Early Saxon pot

Summary

Around 1912 a hand-made pot in a coarse dark fabric was recovered from farmland here. This pot had a flat bottom and a piece missing. It was dated to either the Iron Age or Early Saxon period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 635 085
Map Sheet:TF60NW
Parish:RUNCTON HOLME, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

About 1912. Found at Lane's Farm 60cm (2ft)' down in sand.
Handmade pot in coarse dark paste (11.4cm (4.5in) high, 8.9cm (3.5in) diameter at rim), flattened bottom; firing slightly buff-coloured towards base; undecorated; sherd missing. Probably Early Saxon.

(Above is R. R. Clarke's Saxon card. His Iron Age card for same find reads 'Rim sherd of Handmade jar max diam 3.5in, blackish ware, reddish in patches; Iron Age A or Early Saxon'. Pot perhaps reconstructed after this card made).
Given to KLM in 1912 having formerly been held by H. C. Peacock and previous to this Greenland Fishery Museum.
(Copy NCM card Material not checked.)
Grid reference obtained from (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 22 October 1981.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age to Early Saxon - 800 BC to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Clarke, R. R.. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 93.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Runcton holme.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Runcton Holme.
<S1>Map: Kings Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.

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