Record Details

NHER Number:28620
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

In around 1986 a Neolithic flaked flint axehead was found in a potato harvester at this location. Subsequent fieldwalking and metal-detecting between 2001 and 2007 recovered prehistoric worked flints; Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a fragment of post-medieval ceramic building material; undatable metal-working debris; Roman and post-medieval coins and a number of other metal objects. These metal finds include a medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragment and strap fitting; a post-medieval buckle, lead cloth seal and various undatable copper alloy and lead objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 26 14
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:BEESTON ST ANDREW, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

c.1986. Stray Find.
Found on potato harvester:
1 Neolithic chipped flint axehead. See drawing (S1).
W. Milligan (NCM), 8 August 1991. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 July 2019.

July-August 2001. Metal-detecting.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
Coin list in file.
S. Ashley (NLA), 14 September 2001.

October 2001. Metal-detecting.
Post medieval lead cloth seal, three-towered castle, lion passant guardant below (arms of Norwich). Late 16th/early 17th century.
See (S2).
Identified by S. J. Ashley (NLA).
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 December 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 July 2019.

31 January 2005. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Parish fieldwalking survey Field 7.
Prehistoric worked flints.
Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds.
For further details see published article (S3). See also list, notes and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 July 2005.

January-February 2007. Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting. Site extended northwards [2].
1 Roman coin (Denarius of Severus Alexander).
See list in File.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 March 2007.

January 2007. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed line of Norwich Northern Distributor Road (Field 51).
Finds recovered included:
49 prehistoric worked flints.
4 medieval pottery sherds.
1 post-medieval coin, 1 coin/token, 1 ceramic building material fragment and 1 buckle.
1 ?post-medieval coin fragment.
5 undatable metal-working debris fragments, 1 copper alloy strip/rod, 1 copper alloy cast vessel foot, 2 copper alloy cast fragments, 1 copper alloy decorated sheet, 1 lead ?weight, 2 lead strips and 1 piece of lead spillage.
See reports (S4) and (S5) for further information.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 July 2019.

The results of a geophysical survey undertaken in 2009 are now recorded under NHER 63589.
P. Watkins (HES), 14 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • ROD? (Unknown date)
  • SHEET (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • VESSEL (Unknown date)
  • WASTE (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT? (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (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)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • POT (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)
  • TOKEN? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P.. 1991. Drawing of a Neolithic axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Photograph: NLA. 2001. Finds Photograph. Polaroid.
<S3>Article in Serial: Davison, A. and Rogerson, A. 2007. Investigations at Godwick and Beeston St. Andrew. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt II pp 141-154.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Trimble, G. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route. Fieldwalking and metal detector survey - Interim statement. NAU Archaeology. 1213.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: Morgan, S. and Hoggett, R. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route: Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1369. pp 48-49.

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