Record Details

NHER Number:29404
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible Roman building and multi-period finds

Summary

A scatter of Roman building material found on the site could indicate the presence of a Roman building. Metal-detecting has recovered objects and coins dating from the Roman to post-medieval period, including Roman brooches and a Middle Saxon stylus. Pottery dating from the Roman to the post-medieval periods has also been found. Fieldwalking in 2010 recovered Romano-British and Late Saxon pot sherds, undatable fired clay and hone stones.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Metal-detecting finds. Part of field. [1].
Roman, Early Saxon, medieval, post-medieval finds including coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 February 1993.

1993. Metal-detecting finds.
Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metalwork.
Roman and medieval coins.
See list in file.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 November 1993.

August 1994. All early post-medieval, general finds, metal-detecting.
Double looped buckle frame, similar to Norwich Households no. 147.
Double looped buckle frame, very large and very fine condition. Moulded outer edges with raised cordon at pin rest. Circular sectioned central bar. Multiple punched half annulet decoration on front faces. Overall measurements 75 x 55mm.
Circular furniture handle back plate decorated with engraved 12 pointed star. Has been carefully curled over into tubular shape. For what purpose? Diameter 43mm.
Roman iron key with openwork decorated handle. X-ray NX5214 and 5215. Iron shank and ward. Copper alloy handle with terminal missing, transverse grooves on bulbous mouldings, and the beginning of openwork decoration at break.
One post-medieval token.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 September 1994.

Autumn 1994. General collection by [1].
Sample of Roman tiles, including fragments of tegula, imbrex and box flue.
87 sherds, Roman and Late Saxon with some medieval, include:
one Nene Valley mortarium rim, one Nene Valley colour coated, one samian, one amphora, one ?Early Saxon with some organic tempering, one pimply Ipswich rim, one St Neots body sherd and two post-medieval sherds.
Four fragments medieval roofing tile (peg). Fragment of shale ?vessel. Internal surface only surviving. Internal diameter. About 140mm, thickness of vessel rim 41mm. Roman.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 November 1994.

1995. Metal-detecting finds.
Roman coins.
Late Saxon and medieval coins.
Post-medieval jettons.
Roman mount, buckle and artefact.
Medieval harness and strap end.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 October 1995.

11 Febraury 1996 at 11.45am. Found lying on part ploughed field.
Mortarium rim with herringbone stamp.
E. Rose (NAU), 28 March 1996.

October 1996. Metal-detecting finds.
Roman coins.
Middle Saxon stylus.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
Roman and Late Saxon sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 December 1996.

March 1999. Metal-detecting.
Roman coins and metal objects
Medieval ring.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 April 1999.

Before 26 February 2007. Metal-detecting.
Middle Saxon-Late Saxon (S2), medieval (S3) and post-medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 April 2007.

2010. Fieldwalking.
Romano-British and Late Saxon pot sherds, undatable fired clay and hone stones.
See list and map in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 1 October 2010.

Part of a medieval stirrup reported as found before 26 February 2007 was not found on this site but at Rendlesham, Suffolk.
A. Rogerson (HES), 1 August 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DAUB (Unknown date)
  • KILN FURNITURE (Unknown date)
  • WHETSTONE (Unknown date)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SPOON (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STYLUS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STYLUS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Photograph: 1995. LCM 6-7, Saxon Aelfred coin..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Margeson, S.. 1993. Norwich Households: Medieval and post-medieval finds from Norwich Survey Excavations 1971-1978.. East Anglian Archaeology. No 58. no.147.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon spoon.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a medieval buckle frame.. Film. 2:1.

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