Record Details

NHER Number:28923
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric, Late Saxon and medieval finds, Gardeners Field


A Neolithic adze was found here in 1982. Fieldwalking in this area during 1992 recovered prehistoric flint artefacts and medieval pottery sherds. Metal detecting in 2009 recovered a Late Saxon harness link.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 65 18
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

May 1982. Stray Find.
Found by [1], probably in east half of this field:
Flint adze fragment. White flint, 9cm length, 4cm maximum width. Roughly chipped. Apparently broken off portion.
Previously recorded under NHER 18146.
Identified by E. James (KLM) 1 June 1982.

1983. Stray Find.
Various prehistoric worked flints recovered from several fields in Bawsey by [2]. Although the majority were said to come from Galley Hill (NHER 19537), at least some were apparently from this field and another to the north (NHER 28924). See NHER 19537 for further information.
Previously recorded under NHER 18146.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 December 2013.

April 1992. Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Mintlyn Farm Field Survey (Gardeners Field):
Worked flints.
Medieval sherds.
See report (S1) and file notes for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.463).
E. Rose (NAU), 14 April 1992. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 March 2015 and 27 May 2019.

August- September 2009. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon harness link of unusual form. See drawing (S3).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 October 2009

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)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ADZE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. NHER 18146.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1994. An Archaeological Field Survey. Mintlyn Farm, Bawsey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 90.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 115-123. p 115.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Late Saxon harness link.. Film. 2:1.

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