Record Details

NHER Number:11775
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi period finds

Summary

Metal detecting at this site has recovered a large number of finds dating from the Bronze Age to the post medieval period. These include a Bronze Age awl, a possible Iron Age strap union, a 1st century AD brooch, a possible Early Saxon brooch fragment, a Late Saxon stirrup mount, two Viking mounts, a late Saxon box mount, a decorated medieval rectangular buckle and Roman, medieval and post medieval coins. Cropmarks previously recorded at this site are now recorded separately as NHER 45061-3.

Images

  • A Viking mount from Fring.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 74 34
Map Sheet:TF73SW
Parish:FRING, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Various linear cropmarks in this field, crossing each other at angles.
Interpreted as a Roman road by C.J.S. Green (NAU), but P. Wade-Martins (NAU) and E. Rose (NAU) disagree.
E. Rose (NAU), 8 November 1976.

September 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks previously recorded as part of the site are now recorded separately from the finds as NHER 45061-3.
J. Albone (NMP), 20 September 2006.

1991-92. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon brooch fragment? (S1)
Two Viking mounts, (S4 and S5).
Medieval belt fitting, strap end, buckle and leather working stamp.
Medieval lead pot leg, weight and disc.
Two early post medieval buckles, lead love token.
Post medieval button.
Full details and (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 19 April 1993.

1992-93. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon box mount.
Medieval purse bar, sword chape, belt plate and cauldron leg.
?Post medieval silver finger ring.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 11 May 1994.

1994-95. Metal detecting.
Roman finger ring with raised rectangular `knop' on bezel.
Rear hook brooch. AD 40 to 60/65. Identified by D. Mackreth.
Bronze Age awl. See (S7).
4th century coin.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 23 January 1996.
See list in file.
W. Milligan (NLA), 16 April 1996.

Before 6 July 2000. Metal detecting.
Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
One Roman coin.
Two post medieval coins.
See (S3), and lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 May 2001.

2001-2. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon stirrup strap mount (S8).
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 March 2003.

2002-3. Metal detecting.
One Roman and one post medieval coin.
Medieval jetton.
Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists and (S3) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 July 2004.

2003-4. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists and (S3) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 December 2004.

2004/5. Metal detecting.
Early Saxon brooch and medieval metal objects.
See lists and (S3) in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 14 June 2006.

Before 19 June 2006. Metal detecting.
Roman incomplete steelyard arem.
Medieval strap slide and strap end.
Medieval/post medieval button.
Post medieval mount and lead cloth seal.
Two undated lead rivets.
See lists and (S3) in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 15 January 2007.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RIVET (Unknown date)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • STRAP FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CANDLESTICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SIEVE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STAMP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAINER (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLESTICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SUNDIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 7434A,B,C.
---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1992. Drawing of an Early Saxon? brooch fragment.. Paper. Unknown.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S3>Map: Finder's Map..
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. 1992. Drawing of a Viking Ringerike style mount.. Paper. Unknown.
<S5>Illustration: Unknown. 1992. Drawing of a Viking Ringerike style mount.. Paper. Unknown.
<S6>Illustration: Unknown. 1993. Drawing of a Late Saxon box mount.. Paper. Unknown.
<S7>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1995. Drawing of a Bronze Age awl.. Film. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Holness, A.. 2001. Drawing of a possible Iron Age strap union.. Film. 2:1.

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