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 27422 93482
Map Sheet:TM29SE
Parish:TOPCROFT, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2003. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey and Trial Trenching.
Field survey and subsequent trial trenching evaluation within footprint of proposed fish lake.
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 report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2018.320).
M. Horlock (NLA), 29 August 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2015 and 26 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE? (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 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 (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 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)
  • 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 Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2003. An Archaeological Evaluation and Field Survey at Low Farm, Snakes Lane, Topcroft, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 841.
<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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