Record Details

NHER Number:35345
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints, medieval pottery and medieval to post-medieval metal objects

Summary

A Mesolithic flint axehead was found in this field in 2000. Metal-detecting between 2001 to 2003 recovered a possible Neolithic retouched flint flake; medieval pottery sherds; medieval coins; post-medieval tokens; undatable slag and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include medieval dress accessories and copper alloy tripod ewer leg; a medieval/post-medieval cast copper alloy cauldron fragment and post-medieval dress accessories, book clasp, spur, casket key, lead cloth seal and lead window came.

Images

  • A Mesolithic flint handaxe from Tunstead.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TG 28 20
Map Sheet:TG22SE
Parish:COLTISHALL, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
TUNSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2000. Stray Find.
Found at [1]:
1 Mesolithic flaked flint axe. See drawing (S1).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.
Discovery reported in (S2).
K. Hinds (NLA), 8 June 2000. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2014.

2001. Metal-detecting.
Detecting around this area:
1 medieval coin (long cross penny) and 1 pottery sherd (unglazed).
Also slag, lead and assorted post medieval and modern period finds.
D. Gurney (NLA), 30 July 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2014.

2002-2003. Metal detecting. Site enlarged [2].
Finder's Field SC14. Found amongst late post medieval and recent metal objects:
?Neolithic retouched flint flake.
2 medieval coins, 1 pottery sherd, 2 belt mounts, 1 ?strap end, 1 ?buckle, 1 buckle, 1 copper alloy ewer leg and 2 lead pot mends.
1 medieval/post-medieval copper alloy cauldron fragment.
2 post-medieval tokens, 1 belt mount, 1 book clasp, 1 spur, 1 casket key, 1 lead cloth seal and 1 lead window came.
Flint identified by P. Robins (NCM), numismatic items by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 November 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • 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

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EWER (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)
  • STRAP END? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAME (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 2000. Drawing of a Mesolithic flaked flint axhead from Coltishall. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2001. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 2000. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt IV pp 694-707. p 695.

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