Record Details

NHER Number:38091
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric flints, Roman, medieval and post-medieval building materials and pottery sherds

Summary

An evaluation carried out in 2003 recovered a scatter of prehistoric flints, medieval pottery, Roman and medieval building materials, and three medieval silver coins. Excavation recorded a ditch of possible modern age, as well as a possible pit or post hole. Medieval habitation at the west end of the field, alongside Snakes Lane, is indicated. Before June 2010 an Iron Age coin was recovered from the south-eastern edge of the field.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 27452 93428
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2003. NAU evaluation. Contexts 1-34.
Eleven trenches were excavated over the footprint of a proposed fish lake and fieldwalking and metal-detecting carried out over the extent of the development field.
Thin scatter of prehistoric flints.
Scatter of medieval pottery, and three medieval silver coins.
Medieval habitation at the west end of the field, alongside Snakes Lane is indicated.
See (S1) for more information.
See also (S2).
M. Horlock (NLA), 29 August 2003.

Before June 2010. Stray find.
A copper alloy unit of Cunobelin.
A. Marsden (NLA), 11 June 2010.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE? (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT MEND (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEGULA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PANTILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Penn, K.. 2003. NAU Report No. 841. An Archaeological Evaluation and Field Survey at Low Farm, Snakes Lane, Topcroft, Norfolk..
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 587.

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