Record Details

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

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1993 recovered prehistoric flints, Iron Age to post-medieval pottery sherds, medieval roof tile and a fragment of a lava quern. Sporadic metal-detecting between 2010 and 2016 recovered prehistoric worked flints, including a Bronze Age flint piercer; medieval pottery sherds; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval jettons and Roman and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman Dolphin brooch; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval coin weight, unusual harness fitting, casket key and lead pot mend; medieval/post-medieval vessel fragments and post-medieval lead weight and crotal bell.
The medieval pottery sherds were 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.

Images

  • Medieval buckle from NHER 29929  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval brooch or harness fitting from NHER 29929  © Norfolk County Council
  • Romano-British harness mount from NHER 29929  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval mount 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.
For further details see report (S1) and detailed lists and site plans in file. The results of this survey are also noted in (S2).
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 (S3) and (S4).
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 lists and 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.

January-February 2016. Metal-detecting. [1].
Undated copper alloy casting jet.
6 Roman coins.
2 medieval coins and a buckle.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 April 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 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 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 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)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 120 AD to 300 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 269 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 269 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 335 AD to 341 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 355 AD to 361 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 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century - 1190 AD to 1200 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • MOUNT (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1251 AD to 1272 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..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Davison, A.. 1994. Results of Fieldwalking around Morley Research Centre (Manor Farm).
<S2>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.
<S3>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S4>Map: Waterman, T.. 1629. Map of Morley St Botolph with St Peter.

Related records - none

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