Record Details

NHER Number:3374
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval finds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1986 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds, as well as noting two concentrations of medieval pottery sherds, one including shell and bone fragments and post medieval material. A small number of Late Saxon pottery sherds were also noted. Metal detecting in 2003 to 2006 recovered a Late Saxon bridle side-link and a Roman military belt mount, as well as Roman, medieval and post medieval metal objects. An evaluation in 2008 recovered an undated flint flake and some sherds of 12th-14th century pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 62 15
Map Sheet:TF61NW
Parish:WEST WINCH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

FOR CROPMARKS FORMERLY RECORDED AS PART OF THIS SITE SEE NHER 27996.

8 April 1986. Fieldwalking western field only, well weathered soil.
Context 1: general scatter medieval sherds. WHW (S1). A. Barnett (NLA).
Context 2 at [2]: Small concentration of medieval pottery over area perhaps around 20m square. WHW A (S2).
Context 3 at [3]: Scatter of medieval pottery, sparse to moderate, shell sparse but moderate to abundant in localised patches, mainly mussel and oyster. Bone sparse, very little post medieval contamination. 69m north to south x 56m east to west at 5.2m OD. WHW 1 (S3). ('much Grimston-Thetford'). Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types, etc., see Fenland Folders (S4).
R. Silvester (NAU), 12 April 1986.

Some of the material discovered by R. Silvester (NAU) at Context 2 has been reidentified as Late Saxon pottery.
E. Rose (NAU).

June 2003. NMP.
Cropmarks within the boundary of this site are now recorded under NHER 27996.
M. Brennand (NMP), 9 June 2003.

October-December 2003. Metal detecting. In western field.
Late Saxon bridle side-link.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 January 2004.

January/February 2004. Metal detecting in western field.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 March 2004.

March/April 2006. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin and a post medieval token.
Roman military belt mount, (S2).
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 May 2006.

June 2008. Trial Trenching.
A medieval furrow was found in two of the evaluation trenches, indicating that this area was under open-field cultivation in the medieval period. Ridge and furrow is visible on aerial photographs of this area (NHER 27996). Finds of 12th to 14th century pottery within the topsoil were probably a result of manuring the open field. A single worked flint flake and a small fragment of burnt flint were discovered but these were not closely datable.
See report (S5) for further details.
See also (S6) and (S7).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 16 September 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 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 (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • BURNT FLINT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIDLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUNG (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

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WHW 1. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WHW AB. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WHW AC. FENS.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Winch, West.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2006. Drawing of a Roman copper alloy military belt mount. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hickling, S. 2008. An Archaeological Evaluation at the West Winch Flood Alleviation Scheme. NAU Archaeology. 1856.
<S6>Photograph: Hickling, S.. 2008. MPG.
<S7>Slide: Various. Slide. 1-6.

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27996Part of: Cropmarks of probable undated field boundaries, road and possible ridge and furrow (Monument)

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