Record Details

NHER Number:33648
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting and fieldwalking here between 1998 and 2005 recovered Mesolithic, Mesolithic/Neolithic and Neolithic worked flints; Iron Age, medieval and post-medieval coins and Early Bronze Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an Early Bronze Age copper alloy flanged axehead; a Late Saxon stirrup terminal and an unidentified post-medieval object.
A rare Roman metal brooch mould found in this field in 1999 is recorded separately as NHER 34732

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 24 27
Map Sheet:TG22NW
Parish:FELMINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SKEYTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1998. Metal-detecting.
Found at Context 1 (at [1]):
1 Early Bronze Age flanged axe. See NCM polaroid (S1) and detailed report in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

October 1999. Metal detecting.
Found at Context 2 (at [2]):
1 Iron Age coin (gold stater).
See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA) 24 February 2000.
Previously recorded under NHER 35145.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

December 1999/January 2000. Metal detecting.
Found at Context 3 (at [3]):
1 Mesolithic (or Neolithic) flaked flint axe. See drawing (S2).
1 Neolithic (or Mesolithic) flaked flint axe/adze. See drawing (S3).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see descriptions in file. These discoveries were reported in (S4).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 February 2001.
Previously recorded under NHER 35324.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

April to May 2000. Metal-detecting.
Found at Context 4 (at [4]):
1 Mesolithic/Neolithic small flint adze/axe. See drawing (S5).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 22 June 2000.
Previously recorded under NHER 35324.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

September to October 2000. Metal detecting.
Found at Context 5 (at [5]):
1 Late Saxon stirrup terminal. See drawing (S6).
1 medieval coin (Henry I penny).
Coin identified by A. Popescu (NLA) and stirrup by S. Ashley (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 November 2000.
Previously recorded as NHER 35799.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

Before summer 2001. Metal-detecting and fieldwalking.
Found at Context 6 (area centred at [6]):
1 Neolithic flaked flint axe fragment.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 December 2001.
Previously recorded under NHER 36566.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

March/April 2002. Metal detecting.
Found at Context 6 (area centred at [6]):
Slight extension of area of site.
1 ?Mesolithic flint ?miniature adze. See sketch (S7).
1 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic retouched flint blade.
1 Neolithic flint end scraper.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 May 2002.
Previously recorded under NHER 36566.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

Summer 2005. Metal detecting. Discovery Tours Field 24.
From area of whole field:
1 post-medieval coin and 1 unidentified copper alloy object.
See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 September 2006.
Previously recorded as NHER 49056.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 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

  • ADZE? (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC)
  • ADZE? (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC)
  • ADZE? (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC?)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC?)
  • RETOUCHED BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLANGED AXEHEAD (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: 1999. KSQ 16-17, Romano British lead dolphin..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S2>Illustration: Robins, P. 2000. Drawing of a Mesolithic/Neolithic flaked flint axehead from Felmingham. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Robins, P. 2000. Drawing of a Mesolithic/Neolithic flaked flint adze/axe from Felmingham. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2002. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 149-162.
<S5>Illustration: Robins, P. 2000. Drawing of a Mesolithic/Neolithic small flint adze/axe from Felmingham. Paper. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Hoyle, M. 2000. Drawing of a Late Saxon ringerike-style stirrup terminal. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Robins, P. 2002. Sketch of a ?Mesolithic flint ?miniature adze from Felmingham. Paper. 1:1.

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