Record Details

NHER Number:14530
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bronze Age ring ditch, medieval ridge and furrow and multi-period finds

Summary

A Bronze Age ring ditch and an area of medieval ridge and furrow are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs.
Fieldwalking between 1978 and 1983 and metal-detecting between 1984 and 2014 recovered Neolithic and Bronze Age worked flint; Iron Age, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a fragment of Roman roof tile and quern; Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval jettons plus a post-medieval token and Iron Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Early/Middle Iron Age brooch and Late Iron Age brooches; Roman brooches, a bead, a cosmetic spoon and furniture fitting; an Early Saxon brooch; a Middle Saxon pin; a Middle/Late Saxon hooked tag and pin; a Late Saxon strap-end and finger-ring; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval brooch, earring, finger-ring and harness mount; a medieval/post-medieval lead standing weight and a post-medieval harness mount, coin weight and cloth seal.

Images

  • Medieval harness mount from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval strap end from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon pin from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval buckle from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval buckle from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Iron Age brooch from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Iron Age Brooch from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Romano-British nail cleaner from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Romano-British pendant from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon/Medieval buckle from NHER 14530  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1 July 1976. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Positive cropmarks of ridge and furrow and possible trackway.
D. Voisey (NLA) 13 February 1995.

1978.
Cropmark of ring ditch.

1978 to 1980.
Detailed fieldwalking produced prehistoric, Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon (S1) and medieval sherds.

1982 to 1983.
Fieldwalking produced Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval sherds..

1984. Found with metal detecting.
Early Saxon brooch, Middle Saxon coins, Late Saxon strap ends, medieval ring.

1988 to 1989. Found with metal detecting.
Iron Age coin, Roman brooch, Early Saxon brooch, medieval items.

See details in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 22 June 1990.

Before October 2009. Metal detecting.
2 Iron Age, 5 Roman and 6 medieval coins; Romano-British, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 May 2010.

Before 22 November 2010. Metal-detecting.
Thirteen Roman, three medieval and two post-medieval coins, Late Iron Age, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval (S2), medieval/post-medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 27 June 2012.

January-February 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
Early/Middle Iron Age unusual brooch with openwork head (S3).
Iron Age brooch.
1 Late Iron Age coin.
1 Roman coin and a brooch.
Middle/Late Saxon pin.
Medieval buckle frame (S4).
Post-medieval coin weight.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 12 March 2013.

August-September 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
2 Late Iron Age coins.
6 Roman coins, brooches, a pendant, nail cleaner and a cosmetic spoon.
1 Late Saxon coin.
Late Saxon/medieval finger-ring and buckle frame.
1 coin, 1 jetton, a brooch and a buckle.
Medieval/post-medieval lead standing weight.
1 post-medieval coin, 3 jetton, a cloth seal and a buckle.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

July-September 2014. Metal-detecting. [3].
1 Roman coin.
1 medieval jetton and a harness mount.
Medieval/post-medieval dress hook.
1 post-medieval jetton, a buckle and a button.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 November 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Middle Iron Age - 800 BC to 101 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Iron Age to Middle Iron Age - 600 BC to 400 BC)
  • BROOCH (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 30 BC to 10 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 30 BC to 10 BC)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 10 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 80 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 80 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 80 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL CLEANER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 260 AD to 274 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 268 AD to 270 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 268 AD to 270 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 310 AD to 310 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 310 AD to 313 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 341 AD to 348 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 353 AD to 364 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 364 AD to 378 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 700 AD to 900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1100 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 1044 AD to 1046 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon to 12th Century - 1050 AD to 1200 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EAR RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval to 12th Century - 1100 AD to 1200 AD)
  • BROOCH (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • WEIGHT (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1302 AD to 1303 AD)
  • JETTON (14th Century to 15th Century - 1373 AD to 1415 AD)
  • JETTON (14th Century to 15th Century - 1385 AD to 1415 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 15th Century - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 15th Century - 1400 AD to 1500 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century - 1550 AD to 1584 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century - 1550 AD to 1584 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1575 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (16th Century - 1580 AD to 1580 AD)
  • JETTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1586 AD to 1650 AD)
  • BUTTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1690 AD to 1720 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 6906A.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-125-480.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-125-481.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-125-482.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Healy, F. 1984. Recent Finds of Neolithic Bowl Pottery in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXIX Pt I pp 65-82.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CNE 28-33, CND 9-17.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: Milligan, W.. 1978. Drawing of Late Saxon pottery sherds.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2010. Drawing of a medieval gilt buckle.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2013. Incomplete unusual Iron Age brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2013. Drawing of a mdieval copper alloy buckle frame.. Film. 2:1.

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