Record Details

NHER Number:25916
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

The number of Roman finds recovered from this site, and from others in the immediate area, suggest that there was a small town or village straddling the Pye Roman Road, see NHER 44502. The Roman finds from this site include coins, pottery, brooches and other metal finds. Metal-detecting has also recovered a Bronze Age spear and knife, Iron Age finds, Late Saxon pottery and medieval and post-medieval pottery and metal finds. An evaluation was carried out on part of the site by the NAU in 1996 but no evidence for Roman occupation was discovered. Fieldwalking from 1995-2000 recovered Romano-British, medieval and post-medieval pottery, the majority of which was Romano-British. Metal-detecting in 2011 recovered a Roman coin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM19SE
Parish:LONG STRATTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1989. Scatter found with metal-detecting.
Includes other NHER sites [1].
84 Roman coins, see list in file.
This scatter to west of Roman road NHER 7947 matches that to the east (NHER 12513).
D. Gurney (NLA), 10 July 1990.

December 1991. Metal-detecting find.
3rd century coin.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 14 October 1991.

April 1991. Southeast part of site.
15th century rowel-spur, double pierced terminal (one missing), with 'neck' decorated with 3 ribbed lobes.
Polaroid NCM.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 30 April 1991.
W. Milligan (NCM), 30 April 1991.

1995. Metal-detecting finds in area of [2].
4 Roman coins.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 28 March 1995.
Middle Bronze Age side-looped spearhead, (S3).
Drawing and polaroids in file.
Roman lead weight; protected loop terret.
Early post-medieval buckle for sword belt with integral loop.
Roman spoon (missing) probe.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 1995.
4 Roman brooches.
(i) Continental Plate 2nd century.
(ii) Trumpet 70-159/175.
(iii) CDH 45-80 or 90.
(iv) Not a brooch says D. Mackreth, but what is it?
Identified by D. Mackreth, June 1995.
Lots of Roman pottery.
1 flint-gritted Iron Age sherd.
See list in file.
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA), May 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 June 1995.

4 to 7 October 1996.
Evaluation trenches at [3] in advance of poultry sheds produced only 3 Roman sherds.
Fieldwalking produced 2 Roman sherds and 1 late medieval. Detecting found nothing pre 19th century.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 14 November 1996.

October 1997. Metal-detecting finds.
4 Roman coins, brooch and hairpin.
See form and list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 November 1997.

November 1998. Metal-detecting.
Roman disc brooch with plain edge (no lugs). Raised rim, central boss and 6-point star with incurved sides. Within the star is decayed enamel, iron red, and outside the star all the enamel has disappeared. On reverse is a scar from a catchplate, and a double pin bar lug retaining a fragment of copper alloy pin. Compare with example in (S2). Roman, 2nd century AD.
Polaroid.
Identified by H.M. Geake (A&E).
Foot of a narrow Roman bow brooch with triangular catchplate with triangular perforations. Could be an Iron Age type (La Tène II or III perhaps) or Roman (Colchester or Dolphin). 1st century BC or 1st century AD.
Polaroid.
22 coins found at same time, not yet recorded.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 May 1999.

August to September 1999 and September to October 1999. Metal-detecting.
21 Roman coins.
Roman metal finds including part of a probable figurine.
1 Roman coin and glass vessel fragment.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 March 2000.

1995-2000. Fieldwalking.
Many Romano-British sherds, medieval and post-medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 1 February 2011.

May-June 2001. Metal-detecting.
Roman sherds.
Medieval and post-medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 June 2001.

May-June 2001. Metal-detecting.
Iron Age coin.
Medieval coin.
Post-medieval jetton.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 July 2001.

July-August 2001. Metal-detecting.
Roman coins.
Roman and medieval pottery.
Late Bronze Age tanged knife, (S4).
Roman pin.
Lead scrap and medieval junk.
Lists in file.
S. Ashley (NLA), 19 September 2001.

March-April 2002. Metal-detecting.
Roman, Late Saxon and medieval sherds.
12 Roman and 1 medieval coin, the latter from Hungary.
?Roman brooch fragment.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 May 2002.

August-September 2002. Metal-detecting.
18 Roman coins, 1 key handle fragment and 1 ?brooch central knob (Crosbow type, unusual).
2 medieval coins, 1 buckle plate and 1 book clasp.
1 post-medieval buckle frame.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 October 2002.

August 2011. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin.
See lists in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 19 September 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BOW BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SURGICAL INSTRUMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 335 AD to 341 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRACELET (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. 2001. Finds Photograph. Polaroid.
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 554.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Percival, S.. 1996. NAU Report No. 196. An Evaluation at Wild Rose Farm, Long Stratton..
<S2>Publication: Hattatt, R.. 1985. Iron Age and Roman brooches. no. 118.
<S3>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1995. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age side looped spearhead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2001. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age tanged knife.. Film. 1:1.

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