Record Details

NHER Number:2652
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead, Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds, post medieval hinge

Summary

In 1959 a small chipped flint axehead and two scrapers were recovered from this area. In 1989 a small number of Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds were also recovered, as well as a post medieval hinge.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 82 08
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1959. Stray Find.
Found at [1]:
1 Neolithic small chipped flint axehead and two scrapers.
The axehead and one of the scrapers was donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1960.245).
Information from (S1). These discoveries were reported in (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 May 2018.

January 1989. Stray Find.
Finds on building site:
One flint blade. One Thetford-type (Late Saxon) base with square roulette decoration. One possible Thetford-type (Late Saxon) base. Nine medieval unglazed. Three glazed Grimston (medieval) sherds.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), 7 March 1989.

March 1993. Metal-detecting.
Post-medieval hinge plate bearing resemblance to Middle Saxon/Late Saxon dress fastener. Circular plate with two pierced lobes and H-shaped lug opposite, broken.
See finder's sketch (S3) and correspondence in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 May 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • 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

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 80 NW 15.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Swaffham.
<S2>Serial: 1959. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1959. No. 6. p 5.
<S3>Illustration: Ludford, R. 1993. Sketch of a post-medieval copper alloy hinge plate resembling a Middle/Late Saxon dress fasterner. Paper. 2:1.

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