Record Details

NHER Number:6143
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Systematic fieldwalking in the 1970s and metal-detecting between 1997 and 2006 recovered Mesolithic, Neolithic and undatable prehistoric worked flints; Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a medieval roof tile; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; post-medieval jettons and a token and Early Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include an Early Saxon brooch; medieval dress accessories, horse harness pendant, copper alloy ewer spout, ferrule and lead alloy weight; a post-medieval sword belt hanger, key, copper alloy weight and lead cloth seals.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 04 42
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1932-65? Stray Find.
Found by [1] on surface of ploughed field at [2]:
1 pottery sherd.
This sherd was recorded and sketched on an early NCM record card, which is reproduced on (S1). According to a note on (S1) an NCM record map records this sherd as ?Roman.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 July 2014.

Pre 1975. Stray Find.
This field is one of several in Wiveton that formed the lands of Church Farm in 1977. Prior to this date the farmer [3] had collected 38 Neolithic flaked and polished flint axeheads from these fields, although unfortunately the exact provenance of these objects was not recorded. See NHER 60094 for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 July 2014.

1997. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours.
This site and remainder of field searched by group of American metal-detectorists on holiday organised by [4]. Nothing was found.
D. Gurney (NLA) 20 October 1997.

Summer 2005. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 29.
From whole field:
1 Roman coin.
1 Early Saxon buckle frame.
4 medieval coins, 1 horse harness pendant, 4 buckles, 1 bar mount, 2 strap ends, 1 copper alloy ewer spout, 2 thimbles, 1 copper alloy ferrule and 1 lead alloy weight.
3 post-medieval coins, 1 token, 4 jettons, 1 sword belt hanger, 1 key, 1 copper alloy weight and 2 lead cloth seals.
Identified by I. Riddler. See lists in file and CD.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 September 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 July 2014.

May 2006. Fieldwalking. Whole field.
Rapid fieldwalking survey (finder's Field BaWEFw 09):
1 Mesolithic flint blade.
3 ?Neolithic flint flakes.
29 undatable prehistoric flint flakes.
2 Roman pottery sherds (greyware).
9 medieval pottery sherds (5 unglazed, 3 glazed Grimston and 1 Langerwehe stoneware) and 1 roof tile.
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (1 Glazed Red Earthenware and 1 stoneware).
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file. The finds observed by the finder but not picked up are listed as including coal, black pantile, slate, calcinated flints, tile, concrete, lightish slag, brick oyster shell and late post-medieval pottery and glass. See finder's record sheet in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 November 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 July 2014.

August 2014. Metal-detecting. Discovery Tours, Field 32. [5].
DT082014 - Details to follow.
For additional low grade finds not recorded by HES see S2 in file.
A. Beckham (HES), 14 October 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FERRULE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Thesis: Gidney, L. J.. 1977. Some Neolithic Flint Axes and a Surface Collection from Church Farm, Wiveton, Norfolk.
---Photograph: Riddler, I.. 2005. Digital photographs of Discovery Tours finds, Summer 2005. CD.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Discovery Tours. 2014. Discovery Tours Low Grade Material Record Sheet. Field Nos. 29, 30, 31 and 32.

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