Record Details

NHER Number:39624
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric to post-medieval finds

Summary

Metal-detecting and fieldwalking between 2003 and 2011 recovered a range of finds including undatable prehistoric, Mesolithic, ?Early Neolithic and Late Neolithic worked flints; Roman and post-medieval pottery; post-medieval tiles; an Iron Age glass bead; Iron Age and Roman coins and a number of other metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman hair pin, a Middle Saxon ?dress fastener, a medieval harness pendant and the finger loop from a pair of post-medieval scissors or candle-snuffer.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG20SE
Parish:STOKE HOLY CROSS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June-July 2003. Metal-detecting in area around 40m across.
1 Late Neolithic flint oblique arrowhead.
1 Iron Age coin (gold plated), 1 glass bead and 1 brooch (Colchester one-piece).
1 Roman coin.
1 Middle Saxon ?double-hooked fastener fragment.
1 medieval horse harness pendant and 1 buckle frame fragment.
1 post-medieval token.
1 undatable copper alloy casting jet.
The Iron Age coin and glass bead were subsequently donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2010.190.1-2).
Flint arrowhead identified by P. Robins (NCM), coins by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 August 2003.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 19 March 2014.

Before 1 September 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 undatable prehistoric retouched flint flake and 1 flake.
2 Roman coins.
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM) and coins by A. Marsden (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 January 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 March 2014.

Before 1 December 2004. Metal-detecting.
1 medieval swivel and 1 bell.
1 post-medieval token, 1 jetton, 1 bar mount and 1 buckle.
1 undatable lead weight.
Numismatic items identified by A .Marsden (NLA) and other objects by E. Darch (NLA). See lists in file.
Compiled by E. Darch (NLA), 13 June 2005.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 March 2014.

6-13 June 2010. Fieldwalking.
Systematic, gridded fieldwalking. Finds recovered included:
46 undatable prehistoric flint flakes, 2 blades, 1 microblade, 4 shatter pieces, 1 knife, 1 saw/knife and 1 scraper. No diagnostic material but indications of Early Neolithic, especially near southern edge of plot.
2 Roman pottery sherds (greyware).
6 post-medieval pottery sherds (Westerwald and salt-glazed stoneware, Glazed Red Earthenware and Staffordshire combed slipware) and 5 floor tiles/pamments.

Also spread of Roman pottery (16 greyware sherds) at [1], 15m diameter. A concentration of worked flints was recovered during the investigation of this spread:
1 ?Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic core trimming flake, 1 retouched flake, 2 blades and 5 flakes. No clear indicators but suggestions of Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic.

Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See lists, finder's letter, notes and sketch plan in file. Compiled by A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 July 2010, 30 August 2010 and 14 November 2010.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 March 2014.

19 September 2010. Fieldwalking.
Additional finds recovered from area of Roman pottery spread previously identified at [1]:
11 Roman pottery sherds (greyware, oxidised and Oxfordshire red slipped).
3 post-medieval pottery sherds (Glazed Red Earthenware and oxidised).
Identified and compiled by A. Rogerson (HES), 17 September 2010.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 March 2014.

February-March 2011. Metal-detecting.
1 Romano-British copper alloy hairpin.
1 post-medieval scissors or candle snuffer.
Identified by A. Rogerson (HES). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 15 April 2011.

Before 9 March 2011. Stray find.
1 Mesolithic (probably Early Mesolithic) flint single-platform blade core.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM). See description in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 31 March 2011. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • KNIFE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • SERRATED IMPLEMENT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BEAD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS)? (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE SNUFFER? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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