Record Details

NHER Number:30539
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman and medieval settlement and multi-period finds from Davis Field

Summary

Prehistoric flints, fragments of pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post medieval periods, a Roman coin and a medieval copper alloy vessel have been found during fieldwalking. The large amount of Roman pottery recovered from this site is suggestive of settlement activity over a long period of time. This was also the site of a medieval settlement which was located close to a path leading from a green to St Peter's Church.
Metal detecting between 2010 and 2011 recovered a late Prehistoric flint scraper and flake; Iron Age, Roman and post-medieval coins; pottery dating from the Romano-British to post-medieval periods and various Romano-British, Late Saxon, medieval, post-medieval and undated metal objects. These objects include an Iron Age harness pendant; Romano Dolphin brooches, spoon-probe, bell, seal box, plate brooch, bracelet, and a strap-slide from a military belt; medieval leash, weight, strap-end, buckles, horseshoe, bell and harness fitting; medieval/post-medieval candlestick fragments; post-medieval tap, weight, cloth seal, chape, dress accessories and crotal bell and an unusually elaborate undated casting jet.

Images

  • Roman razor or knife from NHER 30539  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval/post-medieval strap-end from NHER 30539  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval mount from NHER 30539  © Norfolk County Council
  • Roman bell from NHER 30539  © Norfolk County Council
  • Roman seal box from NHER 30539  © Norfolk County Council
  • Iron Age horse-furniture fitting from NHER 30539  © Norfolk County Council
  • Roman bracelet from NHER 30539  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM09NE
Parish:MORLEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

20 December 1993 and 11 January 1994. Fieldwalking finds.
Flints.
Roman coin and large quantities pottery.
Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval sherds.
Medieval copper alloy vessel.
See full lists and plans in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 28 March 1994.

1994.
Iron Age,Roman and medieval sherds.
Details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 December 1994.

(S1) notes that the concentration of Roman material recovered from this site suggests activity over a long period of time. Scattered Roman finds recovered from the southern part of this site appear to be an 'aura' from the main concentration. (S1) also notes that this is the site of a possible medieval settlement that is close to a footpath linking the former green to St Peter's Church.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 17 May 2006.

January / February 2010. Metal detecting.
1 Iron Age and 4 Roman coins; Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds;
Roman (S2), Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 March 2010.

March/April 2010. Metal detecting.
9 Roman coins, Romano-British sherds and metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 May 2010.

October-November 2010. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint scraper, Romano British sherds, 5 Roman coins, Iron Age, Romano British, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 16 December 2010.

November-December 2010. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flake, 6 Roman coins, Romano British, medieval, medieval/post-medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects, Romano British and medieval pot sherds.
See lists & A.P. in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 26 January 2011.

January-February 2011. Metal-detecting.
Romano-British and medieval pot sherds, medieval, and medieval/post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 23 March 2011.

March-April 2011. Metal-detecting.
Romano-British pot sherds, 13 Roman and 1 post-medieval coin, Romano-British, medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 May 2011.

November-December 2011. Metal-detecting.
Seven Roman coins, Roman, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 6 January 2012 and A. Rogerson (HES), 24 January 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (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

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • MANUFACTURING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BELL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 199 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DOLPHIN BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RAZOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 161 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 161 AD to 175 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 161 AD to 175 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD? to 364 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 378 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 350 AD to 350 AD?)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLESTICK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HORSESHOE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LEASH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 230-239. p 234.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Davison, A.. 1994. Results of Fieldwalking around Morley Research Centre (Manor Farm).
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2010. Drawing of a Roman razor/knife blade.. Film. 2:1.

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