Record Details

NHER Number:29929
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval settlement and multi-period finds from Brockholes field

Summary

Prehistoric flints, fragments of pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post-medieval period, medieval roof tile and a fragment of a lava quern have been found during fieldwalking. The medieval pottery was found in a concentration to the east of the field, suggesting that this was the site of a small medieval settlement on the edge of a small green shown on an estate map of 1629. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered a post-medieval coin and jetton, a Bronze Age flint piercer, medieval and medieval/post-medieval metal objects including an unusual medieval harness fitting and a medieval/post-medieval vessel fragment. Metal-detecting in 2011 recovered prehistoric worked flints, medieval pottery, Roman and post-medieval coins, a medieval jetton, Roman, medieval and post-medieval metal objects including a Romano-British Dolphin brooch, medieval buckles and post-medieval lead weight.

Images

  • Medieval buckle from NHER 29929  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval brooch or harness fitting from NHER 29929  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TM 05 99
Map Sheet:TM09NE
Parish:MORLEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

6 May 1993. Fieldwalking finds. Former common edge?
Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval sherds.
Medieval roofing tile and quern.
See detailed lists and site plans in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 August 1993.

(S1) notes a small concentration of medieval pottery in the east of the field, one of a number of concentrations along the edge of a former green as shown on (S2) and (S3).
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA), 15 May 2006.

October-November 2010. Metal-detecting.
Medieval coin weight, harness fitting and key.
See list and annotated aerial photograph in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 17 December 2010.

November-December 2010. Metal-detecting.
Bronze Age flint piercer, medieval and medieval/post-medieval metal objects, post-medieval coin and jetton.
See listsand aerial photograph in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 26 January 2011.

January-February 2011. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric worked flints, medieval sherds, 1 Roman and 2 post-medieval coins, medieval jetton, Roman, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 23 March 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • TRIAL PIECE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DOLPHIN BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 115-123. pp 118-119.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Davison, A.. 1994. Results of Fieldwalking around Morley Research Centre (Manor Farm).
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Map: Waterman, T.. 1629. Map of Morley St Botolph with St Peter.

Related records - none

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