Record Details

NHER Number:14432
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Bronze Age to Roman and medieval to post-medieval finds

Summary

A Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axehead was found on Wessex Farm in 1964. Metal-detecting between 2010 and 2015 recovered Iron Age, Roman and medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval jettons and a post-medieval token and Late Bronze Age to Roman and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a further Late Bronze Age socketed axe; a Late Iron Age/early Roman brooch; a Roman brooch, molten fragment of harness fitting and a furniture fitting; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval casket key, rotary key, lead weight, thimble and an unidentified object; medieval/post-medieval weights, an incomplete sword quillons and a leg and foot from a copper alloy vessel and a post-medieval crotal bell, part of a rowel spur, powder charge cap or measure and a drop handle from a piece of furniture.
The finder of the Late Bronze Age axehead found in 2010 reports that another axe was also found at this location but has not been reported to HES.

Images

  • Bronze Age axe from NHER 14432  © Norfolk County Council
  • Bronze Age axe from NHER 14432  © Norfolk County Council
  • Bronze Age axe from NHER 14432  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval sword from NHER 14432  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval buckle from NHER 14432  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval buckle from NHER 14432  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval strap end from NHER 14432  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF70NW
Parish:MARHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

16 June 1964.
Bronze socketed axe found on Wessex Farm.
(S1) quoting (S2).

No farm of this name on Ordnance Survey.
Site confirmed by (S3).
E. Rose (NAU), 2 October 1981.

March-April 2010. Metal detecting.
A Late Bronze Age socketed axe in a fairly good condition. The finder notes that another axe was found close by in the recent past by another person but this find is yet to be reported to NLA.
See description in file and (S4) in the Illustration Library.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 April 2010.

September-October 2011. Metal-detecting.
One Roman and two medieval coins, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 10 November 2011.

January-February 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
5 Roman coins and a Langton Down brooch.
2 medieval coins, buckles, strap-ends and a lead pot mend.
Medieval/post-medieval buckles, a lead weight, hooked tag and incomplete sword quillons.
2 post-medieval coins, 2 jettons, buckles, a fragment of rowel spur, a crotal bell and a powder charge cap or measure.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 12 March 2013.

March-April 2014. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the northern and eastern portion of the field. [2].
Late Iron Age/early Roman brooch.
1 Roman coin.
1 medieval coin, a buckle, strap-end, lead weight, rotary key and thimble.
Medieval/post-medieval lead weights and a leg and foot from a copper alloy vessel.
1 post-medieval jetton and a drop handle from a piece of furniture.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 May 2014.

April-May 2014. Metal-detecting. [3].
Roman furniture fitting.
1 medieval coin, buckles and a thimble.
Medieval/post-medieval lead weights and a buckle.
1 post-medieval token and a buckle.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 2 June 2014.

September-October 2014. Metal-detecting. [4].
Roman molten fragment of harness fitting.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 November 2014.

January-February 2015. Metal-detecting. [5].
Late Bronze Age socketed axehead (S5).
1 Iron Age coin.
1 medieval coin, 2 jettons, a spindle whorl, buckle and a strap-end.
Medieval/post-medieval buckle.
1 post-medieval coin and 1 jetton.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 2 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 10 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Iron Age to Roman - 20 AD to 70 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 75 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 200 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 145 AD to 240 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 161 AD to 169 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 218 AD to 222 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 271 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 286 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 293 AD to 296 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 330 AD to 335 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval to 14th Century - 1100 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • WEIGHT (12th Century to 15th Century - 1200 AD to 1500 AD)
  • WEIGHT (12th Century to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1600 AD)
  • WEIGHT (12th Century to 16th Century - 1200 AD to 1600 AD)
  • WEIGHT (12th Century to 17th Century - 1200 AD to 1700 AD)
  • WEIGHT (12th Century to 17th Century - 1200 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1248 AD to 1250 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1250 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1251 AD to 1272 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • THIMBLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • THIMBLE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1450 AD)
  • VESSEL (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1303 AD to 1305 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1310 AD to 1314 AD)
  • JETTON (14th Century - 1310 AD to 1314 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century - 1350 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1351 AD to 1352 AD)
  • JETTON (14th Century to 15th Century - 1373 AD to 1415 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 15th Century - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1600 AD)
  • WEIGHT (14th Century to 17th Century - 1400 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1450 AD to 1550 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (15th Century to 16th Century - 1450 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BUCKLE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (15th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1700 AD)
  • SWORD (15th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century - 1550 AD to 1584 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1586 AD to 1635 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1591 AD to 1594 AD)
  • CROTAL (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)
  • POWDER MEASURE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • SPUR (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century - 1620 AD to 1680 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1634 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1636 AD to 1644 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1669 AD to 1669 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1679 AD to 1679 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1690 AD to 1720 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 NW 16.
<S2>Serial: 1964. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1964. No 11. p 4.
<S3>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2010. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axe.. Film. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2015. Drawing of Late Bronze Age socketed axehead. Film. 1:1.

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