Record Details

NHER Number:15287
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal-detecting between 1979 and 1985 recovered Neolithic worked flints; medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a post-medieval glass bottle; a post-medieval copper alloy thimble; a post-medieval window mullion and undated quern stones and whetstones.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1286 0653
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:GREAT MELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Field to south of [1], pasture until 1977. The earthworks are now recorded as part of NHER 53601.

May 1979. Fieldwalking. [2].
Fieldwalking by [3]. Found at Context 1 (finder’s Area 3; south-west corner of field):
5 Neolithic flint flakes and 1 retouched flake.
2 medieval pottery sherds (including 1 Grimston).
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (LMT).
5 post-medieval pottery sherds (4 Bellarmine, 1 Westerwald stoneware), 1 wine bottle fragment and 1 limestone window mullion (16th/17th century).
1 undated quern stone.

Found at Context 2 (finder’s Area 4; west side):
1 Neolithic flint backed blade, 1 retouched blade, 1 core and 1 flake.
2 medieval pottery sherds (including 1 Grimston).
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (LMT).

Found at Context 3 (finder’s Area 9; south-east corner):
1 Neolithic flint scraper.
4 medieval pottery sherds (including 2 Grimston).
4 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (LMT).
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (lead-glazed earthenware).
1 undated whetstone.
Found at Context 4 (finder’s Area 10; north-east corner):
7 medieval pottery sherds (including 1 Grimston).
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (LMT).
2 undated lava quern fragments.

Found at Context 5 (finder’s Area 5; also north-east corner):
1 Neolithic blade core.
13 medieval pottery sherds (including 1 Grimston and 1 green glazed).
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (LMT).
4 post-medieval pottery sherds (lead-glazed earthenware)
1 undated lava quern fragment and 1 whetstone.

Originally compiled by S. Margeson (NCM), 1979. See list in file (which also includes finds from NHER 15288). It should be noted that this field lies only a little way to the north of an important Mesolithic site where over 30,000 worked flints were recovered. It is therefore possible that some of the pieces from this site that were recorded as Neolithic are actually of a similar date (blade core, blade implements).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 November 2014.


1981. Metal-detecting.
Found by [3]:
1 post-medieval thimble.
Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1981. 127.2).
Information from museum records.
P. Watkins (HES), 10 November 2014.

November 1983. Fieldwalking
Found by [3] and [4] at Context 1:
Medieval sherds, including green glazed Grimston and late medieval transitional ware. Post medieval German salt glazed stoneware, including Sieburg, Frechen and Westerwald, lead glazed earthernware and Staffordshire combware.
Found at Contexts 4 and 5, but mixed up:
Green glazed Grimston and late medieval transitional ware, post medieval lead glazed stoneware and Staffordshire combware.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 12 December 1983. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 November 2014.

May 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The earthworks described above are now recorded as part of NHER 53601.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 21 May 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • THIMBLE (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • BACKED BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: CUCAP AP AQK 78-9, NAU AP TG 1206M-N.

Related records

53601Parent of: Former earthworks of medieval to post medieval shrunken settlement, Pockthorpe (Monument)

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