Record Details

NHER Number:28524
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement, medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Prehistoric flint implements, a Bronze Age axehead, Bronze Age casting waste, and Iron Age pottery have been found by metal detecting and fieldwalking. The amount of Roman pottery, coins, brooches and other metalwork suggests that this may have been the site of a Roman settlement. An Early Saxon brooch, a Late Saxon stirrup terminal, and medieval and post medieval pottery, coins and metalwork, including a medieval mount in the shape of a griffon's head, have also been found on the site by metal detecting and fieldwalking. The medieval finds recovered from the site suggest that this may have been a settlement area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG13SE
Parish:ERPINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WICKMERE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Early 1991. Found in fieldwalking. Finder's field W7.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval, post medieval pottery.
See (S1) for details.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA)
E. Rose (NLA) October 1991

1992. Metal detecting.
One medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 6 April 1993.

1996. Metal detecting find.
Elizabeth I twopence, 1566.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 22 November 1996.
W. Milligan (NCM) 22 November 1996.

August 2000. Metal detecting.
Fields 1, 1/a and 7.
Roman, medieval and post medieval coins.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 25 July 2001.

August 2003. Metal detecting. Field 9.
Four Roman, five medieval and four post medieval coins.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 18 July 2004.

The Roman finds recovered from this site suggest that it was part of a settlement in the Roman period. The medieval finds indicate that this site may have been an area of common edge settlement in the medieval period.
See (S1).
S. Spooner (NLA) 15 November 2005

(S4)-PAS details to follow.
A.Miller-Fik (HES), 6 June 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CASTING WASTE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FERRULE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SKILLET (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPOON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EWER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Davison, A. 1995. The Field Archaeology of the Mannington and Wolterton Estates. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 160-184.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2013. Drawing of Roman staff terminal. Film. 2:1.

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