Record Details

NHER Number:32093
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric tool, Iron Age to post medieval objects

Summary

Following tidal scouring of the beach in 1996, a topsoil surface was exposed, containing numerous pieces of medieval and post medieval pottery. Also found were fragments of Iron Age and possibly Early Saxon pottery, worked and burnt flints and fragments of lava quern. Cut into the clay below this layer were pits and ditches, some containing Roman pottery fragments and some with medieval fragments. Metal detecting in the same area in 2000 recovered a medieval coin and buckles and post medieval objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 44 25
Map Sheet:TG42NW
Parish:SEA PALLING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1996. Tidal scour of upper beach.
Abraded relict ploughsoil with medieval and late medieval/Transitional sherds, stonewares and Iron Age sherds (some possibly Early Saxon).
Worked flints, some burnt.
Fragments of lava quern.
Cut into clay below are pits and ditches, some containing unabraded Roman sherds, some with medieval sherds. Some animal teeth.
Information from [1]; see report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 12 November 1996.

Before 4 August 2000. Metal detecting. E1651.
One medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list and sketch plan (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson, 13 November 2000.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Pestell, T.. 1996. Exposure of Archaeological Features on Waxham Beach. 17 October.
<S2>Map: Finder's Map..

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