Record Details

NHER Number:29003
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2319 0288
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:CAISTOR ST EDMUND, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Fieldwork in advance of gas pipeline Yelverton to East Carleton
Finds from areas stripped of soil. Field 0006
Roman coins discovered along with Medieval finds from the field walking and metal-detecting surveys which included a 14th century bronze seal matrix inscribed with a cockerel and a whimsical legend CROV ME DAT. Previously though to be a Medieval seal with pelican. (Called 'intaglio' on finds form).
See (S1) in file and information taken from (S3).
Information from K. Forrest (NAU).
E. Rose (NLA), 2 June 1992.

See (S2) in file for reidentification of seal as cockerel not pelican; details of coins; worked flints, Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds, medieval tile and glass.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 February 1994.

February 1994.
Pot boilers, smithing slag, one medieval floor tile added from examination of site archive.
S. Bates (NAU), February 1994.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 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

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 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 (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

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. Sketch plan of finds site.. Film.
<S2>Unpublished document: Emery, P.. 1992. NAU Report No. 42. Watching brief for the Yelverton to East Carleton Gas Pipeline, Norfolk..
<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. p278.

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