Record Details

NHER Number:9253
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Saxon brooches and multi-period pottery sherds

Summary

In 1970 sherds of Late Saxon and medieval pottery were recovered from here. Part of a medieval/post medieval spoon was found on site in 1985. Metal detecting in this area during 1996 and 1998 retrieved some fine pieces of metalwork including two 10th century disc brooches decorated in the Borre style and a Roman hook.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 11 06
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:WRAMPLINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1970. Edge of field immediately north of north bank of churchyard.
Early 12th century Thetford ware cooking pot rim sherds and rim sherd of storage jar or pitcher 12th century - black and sandy see for comparison Kusbead (possible not clear) and other early medieval sherds. One black glass 17th century.
C. Barringer, WEA (copy NCM card).

1985 Part spoon medieval/post medieval, found here (not seen NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 26 April 1985.

Falls within area of metal detector scatter NHER 25697.

1996. Metal detector finds.
10th century convex disc brooch decorated in Borre style, with pin lug and catchplate on reverse Anglo-Scandinavian, (S1).
10th century flat disc brooch decorated in Borre style, with pin lug and catchplate on reverse. Anglo-Scandinavian, (S2).
Polaroid (S3) in file.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 31 October 1996.

Before 10 February 1998. Metal detecting.
Possible Roman hook made of round-section bronze wire.
Head is flattened to a sub-rectangular plate and pierced. Presumably for suspension.
Polaroid taken.
Identified by H. Geake March 1998.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 12 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPOON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPOON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NW 17.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Wramplingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Hadfield, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Hadfield, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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