Record Details

NHER Number:12595
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow and multi-period finds

Summary

An area of medieval ridge and furrow is visible as earthworks, on the ground and on aerial photographs. Metal detecting on the site has recovered a number of Roman coins, a Roman box mount, a possible Roman chain, a Late Saxon strap end, and medieval and post medieval coins and metalwork.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 68 06
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1979.
Ridge and furrow reported by [1] and NAU air photography.

December 1984. Metal detecting finds.
Roman metalwork and coins, medieval coin.

1985. Metal detecting finds.
Roman coins, medieval bull and metalwork, post medieval jettons.

1989. Metal detecting finds.
Late Saxon strap end.
See further details in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 19 December 1985.

March 2004. Visit.
Ridge and furrow exists in the field running approx north to south. Height minimal, but still recognisable as an earthwork feature. All under pasture, cut for hay, or may be grazed by sheep under a Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
H. Paterson (A&E), 6 March 2004.

Monument Types

  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CHAIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 6806A-D.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1984. KLM Negative 887.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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