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.
Small chipped flint axehead and two scrapers.
In NCM. [1]
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Finds on building site January 1989.
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.
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 drawing (S1) in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 May 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 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 (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (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

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Swaffham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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