Record Details

NHER Number:25709
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated ditch, post hole and pit, prehistoric worked flints, Bronze Age to post medieval objects

Summary

Metal detecting from the 1980s to the present day has recovered a number of objects from the Prehistoric to the post medieval periods. These include large numbers of worked flints dating to the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods, as well as pottery sherds from the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods. Of particular interest is an Iron Age coin and a 9th century bronze strap end of unusual form. Fieldwork also recorded a ditch and post hole, though the exact date of these features was uncertain, as well as a medieval pit.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG20NE
Parish:TROWSE WITH NEWTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Late 1980s. Fieldwork in advance of Norwich Southern Bypass = context 1. 'Field 71'
Worked flint, potboilers, medieval sherds
For full details of finds, including modern items not included in record, weather conditions etc see Norwich Southern Bypass Folder (S1).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 26 February 1990.

1990. Metal detector find. Context 2
14th century bronze oval seal matrix [1].
Facetted pierced handle, two orientation dots on upper surface. Motif: man's profile head in four branches and flowers above curled-up lion. Legend: O EXVULTATE DEO FLOS CAPVT AT M' L'
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 October 1990.

Summer 1990. Further metal detector finds. Context 3.
Roman coin (Identified by D. Gurney (NLA), see list)
9th century bronze strap end of unusual form, with discoidal central part, U-shaped field at split end, ribbed border around edge and each field. Divided into four decorated fields, including two wedge-shaped containing Trewhiddle-animal ornament, one circular filled withn interlace, one small square field containing probable animal ornament. Secondary iron rivet through terminal. [2]
To be photographed. Drawn.
Middle Saxon bronze globular pin head with collar.
Lead ampulla fragment with one surviving triangular lug.
Medieval bronze elaborate quatrefoil mount with 4 rivet holes & stamped ornament forming 2 'D's.
Coin weight for an angel 4.93g = 76.1 grains.
Worn Sterling ?halfpenny ?Edward York mint.
Edward I-III penny. London mint.
French jetton, 14th century. Obverse depicts a crown and reads: +AVE MARIA GRACIA:P.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 October 1990

1991-2. Watching brief on line of Norwich Southern Bypass. Context 4. Found with metal detector.
Medieval metalwork.
Flints.
See full details and maps in files for NHER 29040 and (S1).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), July 1992.

October 1999. Context 5 onwards. Evaluation in advance of development of north part of site, and plot across road to north.
Ditches and pits with Bronze Age/Iron Age pottery and flints.
Other features with Late Saxon/Medieval sherds.
See report in file.
See also (S2).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 12 January 2000.

November 1999. Fieldwalking.
Produced Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Neolithic to Bronze Age flint.
Medieval metalwork.
See report in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 9 February 2000.

April 2001. Metal detecting.
Iceni silver coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 May 2001.

March-April 2002. Metal-detecting.
1 ?Bronze Age/?Iron Age Gold bar, ?fragment of an ingot.
Identified by S. Ashley (NLA). See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 May 2002.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 5 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • DITCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • INGOT? (Unknown date)
  • INGOT? (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BLADE (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • CORE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CORE (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • INGOT? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2350 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 2002. KTD, 13, Early Saxon small long brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Archive: NAU. 1985 to 1989. Norwich Southern Bypass Fieldwork Folder..
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 539.

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