Record Details

NHER Number:4731
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age pottery find, River Wissey


A piece of burnished Iron Age pottery, possibly imported from abroad, was dredged from the river in 1939.

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Full description

Around 1939. Stray Find.
Dredged from River Wissey by bridge.
Iron Age pottery sherd. Thin angular shouldered black sherd of bowl, bulge below shoulder angle with slight offset fine burnished surface reminiscent of Continental products; ?import.
In possession of I. J. Thatcher when seen R. R. Clarke (NCM) in 1939.
Noted in (S1).
Information from record card (S2), which has also a basic sketch of the sherd.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 September 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 79 NW 29.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. pp 93-94; Fig 4.2.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Stoke Ferry.

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