Record Details

NHER Number:29003
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated features and multi-period finds


A watching brief at this site before the construction of the Yelverton to East Carleton gas pipeline recovered prehistoric worked flints, Roman, medieval and post medieval fragments of pottery, Roman coins, a medieval seal with a cockerel design, medieval tile and medieval glass.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2319 0288
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

May-August 1992. Fieldwalking and Metal-Detecting Survey and Watching Brief.
Fieldwork carried out along route of Yelverton to East Carleton Gas Pipeline (Survey Blocks 182-191).
Finds recovered during initial survey include:
1 prehistoric flint core, 9 flakes and 'pot boilers'.
4 Roman coins and 1 pottery sherd.
2 medieval pottery sherds, 15 brick/tile fragments (including 1 floor tile), glass and 1 copper alloy seal matrix (bearing an inscribed with a cockerel and a whimsical legend "CROV ME DAT").
1 ?medieval copper alloy vessel foot.
5 post-medieval pottery sherds and 39 brick/tile fragments.
Undatable smithing slag.
Several undated features were identified during the subsequent Watching Brief undertaken during topsoil stripping and excavation of pipe trench. These included a ditch and two feature of a more uncertain nature.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2). The seal matrix is figured in (S1) and is also noted in (S3).
It should be noted that some of the finds listed above are only recorded in the site archive. There are also minor discrepancies between the information given in (S1) and that which was initially supplied following the completion of the fieldwork.
The finds have been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (bulk finds - NWHCM : 1995.75; seal matrix - NWHCM : 1993.24).
E. Rose (NLA) and S. Bates (NAU), February 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Drawing: Unknown. Sketch plan of finds site. Film.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Emery, P. 1992. Watching Brief for the Yelverton to East Carleton Gas Pipeline, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 42.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1993. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1992. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt IV pp 522-532. p 532.
<S3>Article in Serial: Nenk, B. S., Margeson, S. and Hurley, M. 1993. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1992. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XXXVII pp 240-313. p 278.

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