Record Details

NHER Number:15288
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal-detecting between 1979 and 1985 recovered Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints (the former strays from NHER 16753); medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a post-medieval wine bottle fragment; an undated quern stone; a post-medieval coins and a small number of other metal objects. The metal finds include a medieval hasp, buckle, possible bridge bit and a scabbard chape.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 12 06
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:GREAT MELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Field to south of [1], pasture until 1977, rough in 1979. The earthworks described below are now recorded as part of NHER 53601.

May 1979. Fieldwalking. [2].
Fieldwalking by [3]. Found at Context 1 (finder’s Area 1; north-west corner of field):
2 Neolithic flint flakes
29 medieval pottery sherds (including 5 Grimston).
2 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (LMT).

Found at Context 2 (finder’s Area 2; same area as Context 1):
1 Neolithic flint blade.
7 medieval pottery sherds (including 1 Grimston).
2 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (LMT).
4 post-medieval pottery sherds (2 stoneware Bellarmine and 2 lead-glazed earthenware) and 1 glass wine bottle fragment.

Found at Context 3 (finder’s Area 6; southern end of field):
14 Neolithic flint flakes, 3 notched flakes, 2 scrapers and 3 retouched flakes.
7 medieval pottery sherds (including 1 Grimston).
1 post-medieval coin and 1 pottery sherd (stoneware, ?Bellarmine).

Found at Context 4 (finder’s Area 7; south half, west side):
2 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (LMT).
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (1 German stoneware, 1 Staffs. combed ware)
1 undated quern stone.

Found at Context 5 (finder’s Area 8; north-east corner):
1 Neolithic flint blade.
4 medieval pottery sherds.

Originally compiled by S. Margeson (NCM), 1979. See list in file (which also includes finds from NHER 15287).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 November 2014.

1981. Metal-detecting.
Found by [3] at Context 2:
1 ?medieval copper alloy cauldron repair.
Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1981.127.1).
See notes in file.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 November 2014.


1983. Fieldwalking.
Found by [3] and others at Context 1:
Medieval sherds including late medieval transitional. Post medieval sherds including salt glazed stoneware (Westerwald, Frechen and Staffordshire) and tin glazed. Raised central part of a medieval lava millstone.

From Context 2:
Post medieval cream ware and Staffordshire comb ware.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 November 2014.


1985. Metal-detecting and fieldwalking.
Additional survey by [3]. Found at Context 1:
1 medieval pottery sherd and 1 buckle.

Found at Context 11 (extreme north-west corner of field, previously within Context 1):
1 medieval pottery sherd (glazed Grimston), 1 hasp, 1 ?bridle bit and 1 ?dagger chape.

Found over hedge from NHER 16753:
7 Mesolithic flint flakes.

Flints identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU) and other objects by S. Margeson (NCM). See list in file compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), November 1985.
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 (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • 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)
  • FLAKE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • NOTCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HASP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (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

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---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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