Record Details

NHER Number:7638
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds including iron slag

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal-detecting at this site between 1958 and 1991 recovered a range of finds, including Mesolithic, Neolithic and undatable prehistoric worked flints; Roman, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; Roman tiles; undatable lava quern fragments, iron slag and daub; Roman and medieval coins; post-medieval jettons and Roman to post-medieval and undatable metal-objects. The metal finds include a Roman cosmetic palette and terret; a medieval spur and purse frame; a medieval/post-medieval button; a post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragment and undatable copper alloy studs and lead weights.

This site is one of a number in the area to have produced iron slag (see also NHER 15448, NHER 7639, and NHER 7644). This debris is potentially associated with small-scale Roman industrial activity: a possible Roman kiln having been excavated approximately 400m south-west of this location.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 22 21
Map Sheet:TG22SW
Parish:STRATTON STRAWLESS, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1958-1962. Stray Find.
Found scattered on surface, west side of Marlpit Plantation:
Roman pottery sherds (greyware, including sherds with wavy decoration and slashed rustication)
Medieval pottery sherds (11th-12th century sherds and 1 13th century green-glazed sherd).
Medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (stoneware and 16th/17th-century green- and brown glazed).
Undatable iron slag, iron pan (?ore), daub and Neidermendig lava quern fragments
Information from (S1), (S2) and (S3). See also file notes.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

December 1986. Fieldwalking and metal-detecting.
Not reported to NAU (by NCM) until 1987.
1 Neolithic retouched flint flake.
Roman pottery sherds (greyware).
1 medieval coin, 1 purse frame and 1 unidentified decorated object.
1 ?medieval lead sheet in form of crown with rocker arm ornament.
1 medieval/post-medieval button, 1 copper alloy cauldron foot and pottery sherds (lead-glazed earthenware).
1 post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragment.
2 undatable lead weights, 1 lead ball, 1 unidentified lead object and copper alloy fragments.
Flint and pottery donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.388.12).
Flints identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU) and other object by T. Gregory (NAU) and S. Margeson (NCM). Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 10 December 1986.
Information from (S4). See also file notes.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

February 1987. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman protected-loop type terret. Photographed by NCM.
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU) and compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 10 December 1986.
Information from (S4). See also file notes.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

April 1987. Fieldwalking.
Roman pottery sherds (greyware) and tiles.
Undatable iron slag.
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU) and compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 10 December 1986.
Information from (S4). See also file notes.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

August 1987. Metal-detecting.
1 Mesolithic flint scraper and 1 blade.
6 undatable prehistoric flint flakes.
1 Roman cosmetic palette and 1 unidentified copper alloy object.
1 medieval coin and 1 spur terminal.
1 post-medieval jetton.
Flints donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.388.12).
Flints identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU) and other objects by T. Gregory (NAU). Compiled by W. Milligan, 30 September 1987.
Information from (S4). See also file notes.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

1989. Metal-detecting.
2 undatable copper alloy studs.
Information from file notes.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

1991. Metal-detecting.
2 Roman coins.
1 post-medieval jetton.
1 undated sterling penny, with hole for suspension.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM) and compiled by W. Milligan, 28 February 1991.
Information from file notes.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

December 2008. NBIS Scoring Project.
A possible Roman kiln has been excavated approximately 400m southwest of this site (NHER 31783), indicating possible small-scale industrial activity of this date within the surrounding area. Additional slag finds have been recorded at NHER 15448, NHER 7639, and NHER 7644.
H. Hamilton (NLA), 04 December 2008.v

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • IRON WORKING SITE (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • STUD (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (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)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Stratton Strawless.
<S2>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Stratton Strawless.
<S3>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Stratton Strawless.
<S4>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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