Record Details

NHER Number:3599
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of rectangular enclosures and multi-period finds

Summary

A complex of narrow rectangular enclosures of unknown date are visible on aerial photographs.
Metal-detecting between 1998 and 2013 recovered Roman, Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds; medieval roof tile fragments; a Roman tessera; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; a post-medieval token and Roman and Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include
a Roman brooch; a Late Saxon bridle cheek piece; medieval and post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval harness pendant and a medieval/post-medieval copper alloy ring.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 70 22
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:GRIMSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1931. Context 1.
At location [1] in 1931 Dr. Philip Laver told R. R. Clarke he had found Roman sherds and tesserae.
However a site of his of similar description in Grimston turned out to be Late Saxon, the Roman sherds being Thetford Ware.
Information from A. Rogerson (NAU)

1974. Field west of Vong Farm.
Covered with cropmarks of superimposed small rectangular and long narrow enclosures, concentrated especially in northeast corner and to south along road.

Site visited by A. Rogerson (NAU) 5 May 1977 in advance of construction of school.
Topsoil stripping not extensive enough to reveal any features.
Some Late Saxon and Saxo-Norman ware, and much medieval ware, all over site, but nothing Roman.
These finds marked as 3599/context 2.
E. Rose (NAU)

1998. Metal detecting find. [2].
Post medieval jetton between school and Vong Farm.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 7 October 1998.

1999. Metal detecting. [3].
3 Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 November 1999.

October-November 1999. Metal detecting. [4].
2 Roman and 1 medieval coin.
Early post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 30 November 1999.

November 1999. Metal detecting. [5].
3 Roman coins.
Roman brooch.
Medieval belt fitting.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 February 2000.

Before October 2000. Metal detecting. [6].
4 Roman and 1 medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 30 November 2000.

November 2000. Metal detecting. [7].
Late Saxon bridle cheek piece at south end of site.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 February 2001.

Before 27 July 2001. Surface collection.
Roman sherd.
5 Late Saxon sherds.
6 medieval sherds.
Medieval roofing tile fragment.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 December 2001.

July-August 2003. Metal detecting.
Medieval buckle.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 September 2003.

September-October 2012. Metal-detecting. [8].
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 December 2012.

September-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [9].
9 Roman coins.
Medieval strap-ends and a harness pendant.
Medieval/post-medieval copper alloy ring.
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • 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 Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 271 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 273 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 286 AD to 293 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 320 AD to 324 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 341 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 348 AD to 350 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 353 AD to 364 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1100 AD to 1200 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1300 AD to 1600 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1585 AD to 1585 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1585 AD to 1585 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7021 E; TF7022 A-D,G; TF7122 E,M-P.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SW 6.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Grimston.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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