Record Details

NHER Number:40243
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Systematic fieldwalking and metal-detecting between 2003 and 2009 recovered more than 750 Roman pottery sherds in this field, suggesting it was potentially the site of some form of Roman settlement. A number of Roman metal objects were also recovered including two coins, a seal box, brooches, lead steelyard weights, a terret and a key handle.
A range of other finds were also recovered including Mesolithic, Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age and undatable Late Prehistoric worked flints; Iron Age, Iron Age/Early Saxon, Early Saxon, Early-Middle Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a possible Early Saxon loom weight; a post-medieval jetton; undatable copper alloy and iron metal-working debris and fired clay fragment and Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Late Saxon/medieval folding balance fragments; a ?medieval copper alloy ring; a medieval/post-medieval Jew's harp, copper alloy vessel fragments and lead weight and a post-medieval spur.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 25 37
Map Sheet:TG23NE
Parish:NORTHREPPS, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1974-2014. Stray find. [1].
IND26112014ED - PAS details to follow.
Finds recovered over a 40 year period. See [1].
A. Beckham (HES), 23 December 2014.

2003. Metal detecting and systematic fieldwalking.
Gridded fieldwalking of area centred [1]:
1 Mesolithic flint microlith.
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint scraper.
52 undatable Late Prehistoric flint flakes, 2 core fragments, 4 shatter/trial pieces, 1 blade, 2 miscellaneous retouched flakes and 1 end scraper.
78 Iron Age pottery sherds (flint gritted).
29 Iron Age/Early Saxon pottery sherds (sandy and coarse sandy/pimply, some with organic tempering, some with grog).
1 Roman coin, 742 pottery sherds (710 greyware, 5 shelly, 13 oxidised, 2 East Anglian colour coated and 12 Samian), 1 seal box, 2 brooches, 1 protected loop terret, 1 socketed key handle and 1 lead steelyard weight.
1 ?Roman flat tile fragment.
9 ?Early Saxon pottery sherds (sandy, some very coarse).
1 Late Saxon/medieval folding balance arm.
101 medieval pottery sherds (96 unglazed and 2 glazed and 3 glazed Grimston).
1 medieval/post-medieval Jew's harp, 1 chafing dish fragment and 1 copper alloy cooking vessel leg.
1 post-medieval lead cloth seal.
1 undatable lead weight, 1 copper alloy metal-working debris fragment, 1 lump of iron slag and a small group off partly vitrified fired clay fragments.
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), coin by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list, descriptions and finder's plot in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 March 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 June 2013.

2005. Further gridded fieldwalking.
One Roman coin.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
See list in secondary file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 July 2005.

Autumn 2005. Gridded fieldwalking.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Fragment possibly of Early Saxon fired clay loom weight.
Undatable molten copper alloy blob.
See list in secondary file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 December 2005.

See (S1) in file for densities of artefacts found during gridded fieldwalking.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 27 June 2006.

First half 2006. Further gridded fieldwalking.
Pottery of various periods, Late Saxon material recovered for the first time.
Possible barbed and tanged arrowhead.
Fragment of medieval roof tile.
See lists in secondary file and (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 July 2006.

Before 23 September 2009. Metal detecting.
Romano-British, Early Saxon, Late Saxon/medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects and post-medieval jetton.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 November 2009.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 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

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • POT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DEBITAGE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • THUMB NAIL SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Early Iron Age to Early Saxon - 800 BC to 650 AD?)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD? to 650 AD?)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BALANCE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BALANCE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHAFING DISH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2005. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 736-750. p 738.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Digital Archive: Mindham, J.. 2006. Plots of artefact densities found at HER 40243.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Mindham, J.. 2005. HER 40243 Northrepps – Templewood area 2004-2005 report.

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