Record Details

NHER Number:17261
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated enclosure and multi-period finds

Summary

A rectangular enclosure of unknown date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. Iron Age and Roman coins, brooches, rings and other metalwork, Early and Late Saxon brooches, Middle Saxon coins and other Saxon metalwork, and medieval and post medieval coins and metalwork have been found by metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG40SE
Parish:BURGH CASTLE, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

1934.
Roman urns found

1976 to 1977.
NAU air photography.
Rectangular cropmarks.

1981.
Roman coins, medieval purse mount found

1993.
Detector rally finds.
Iron Age strap union (S4), Roman coins, brooches, rings, Middle Saxon sceat, brooch etc, Late Saxon metalwork, Early Saxon strap end, medieval and post medieval coins and metalwork.

1994.
Metal detecting finds.
Roman coins, Iron Age terret (S5), Early Saxon, Middle Saxon and medieval metalwork.

1995.
Metal detecting rally.
Roman brooch and metalwork and post medieval metalwork.
Fieldwalking, Middle Saxon pin, Roman, medieval, post medieval sherds (see also NHER 10471)
See details, forms and photos in file.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 15 February 1996.

One third of site scheduled 1995, see (S2) and (S3).
World War Two anti aircraft artillery given this grid reference.
Is this accurate?
D. Gurney (NLA) 28 January 1997.

The anti-aircraft battery is located in the northeastern corner of the field, see NHER 34546 for details.
S. Massey (NMP), 06 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 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 (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Undated)
  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLAGON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NECKLACE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: See file.
---Aerial Photograph: TG 4704- C-D, AD-AF, ACT-ACW, ABU, ABT.
---Serial: Dobinson, C.S.. 1996. Twentieth Century Fortifications in England.. Vol I.3, p 489.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1934. Roman pottery from Burgh Castle. 20 February.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Unpublished Report: Gurney, D.. 1997. October 1995 Survey, for theNorfolk Archaeological Trust [Finds By Period].
---Unpublished Report: Gurney, D.. [1997 ?]. The Extra-Mural Survey, 1995.
---Unpublished Document: Davison, A.. [1995?]. Notes on fieldwalking survey October 1995.
<S1>Article in Serial: Mills, N.. 1993. The Gariannonum Roman Fort Detector Rally.. Treasure Hunting. June, pp 4-9.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF172.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF172.
<S4>Illustration: Gurney, D.. 1993. Drawing of an Iron Age strap union.. Card. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Barnatt, C. A.. 1994. Drawing of an Iron Age miniature terret ring.. Paper. 1:1.

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