Record Details

NHER Number:10468
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Neolithic, Roman and Early Saxon finds (Burgh Castle, marginal)

Summary

Various objects known to have been recovered in the parish of Burgh Castle during the 19th and 20th centuries, but with no additional information regarding provenance. These finds include Neolithic flint implements, Roman pottery sherds, coins and other metal objects and an Early Saxon brooch.

Images - none

Location

Parish:BURGH CASTLE, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

Various objects known to have been recovered in the parish of Burgh Castle during the 19th and 20th centuries, but with no additional information regarding provenance. It is likely that at least some of the Roman finds were recovered in the vicinity of the Burgh Castle 'Saxon Shore' fort (NHER 10471).

Pre 1901. Stray Find.
Found at Burgh Castle:
Neolithic flint "scrapers, choppers and flakes".
See (S1) and (S2).
Information from (S3).
E. Rose (NAU), 22 August 1985. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

1983. Metal-detecting.
No details of location except parish:
1 Roman coin of Valens or Valentinian I, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE AD 364 to 78.
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU), November 1983 and compiled by S. Margeson (NCM), 28 November 1983.
Information from (S4).
Previously recorded as NHER 19831.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

1983. Metal-detecting.
Found at Burgh Castle:
1 Roman coin. Irregular copy of Ae coin of ?Constantine I, c. AD 310.
Identified by T. Gregory (NAU), 1 November 1983 and compiled by S. Margeson (NCM), 2 November 1983.
Information from (S4). No provenance recorded.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

Pre 17 July 1995. Metal-detecting.
Found near Burgh Castle:
1 Roman military buckle and 1 crossbow brooch. See polariods (S5).
1 Early Saxon cruciform brooch. See polaroid (S5).
The notes on the NCM polariods are unfortunately the only information available for these finds. Their extact provenance is not recorded.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

Pre 24 Apil 1989. Stray Find.
Found at Burgh Castle:
Roman pottery sherds (4th century Much Haddam reduced ware).
Identified by T. Gregory (NCM), see note in file. No provenance recorded.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

Unknown date. Metal-detecting.
Found at Burgh Castle:
3 Roman coins.
Presumably identified by NCM staff. See notes in file. No provenance recorded.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 November 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Dutt, W. A. 1905. The Waveney Valley in the Stone Age. p 26.
<S2>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 257.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Burgh Castle.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S5>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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