Record Details

NHER Number:17333
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint flake and Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval finds


Fieldwalking and metal detecting here have recovered a rangle of objects including a Palaeolithic flint flake, a Roman brooch and sherds of Roman and Late Saxon pottery. A significant quantity of medieval pottery has also been recovered, with two concentrations identified, one in the area of a cropmark moated enclosure (now recorded as NHER 58854). A medieval silver hammered coin and sherds of post-medieval pottery have also been found.

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Grid Reference:TG 01 12
Map Sheet:TG01SW

Full description

See NHER 58854 for details of cropmark moated enclosure previously recorded under this number.

1983 to 1984. Fieldwalking.
General scatter over all of large field containing moat (Context 1).
Very few medieval sherds.

Found at [2] (Context 3):
Concentration of glazed Grimston and medieval unglazed.
Very little post medieval.

Found at [3] (Context 4).
In area of old abolished small field.
One probably Roman greyware sherd.
A. Rogerson (NAU), January 1984.

June 1985. Fieldwalking.
Area of Context 2:
Roman greywares and redware mortarium.
Possible Thetford type sherds.
Medieval sherds.
Few Grimston green glazed.
W. Milligan (NCM), 14 June 1985.

February 1984. Fieldwalking.
Also from Context 2:
Large quantities of medieval unglazed, some glazed Grimston
Six sherds St Neots
Two Thetford type jar rims, one Thetford type bowl rims, some other sherds some Roman greyware
Information from [4]
A. Rogerson (NAU), August 1985

1985. Metal detecting.
Found at [5] (Context 5):
Henry VI halfpenny, saltire stops. Leaf on breast, probably 1435 to 1438 London mint.
See (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), October 1985.
Information from [6]
W. Milligan (NCM), 28 October 1985

30 May 1988. Fieldwalking.
From area of Context 2:
Sherds including early medieval bowls and green glazed Grimston base, 13th century cooking pot rim and sagging base.
Roman greyware rim sherds, Samian F29 S. Gaulish.
Two Late Saxon Thetford ware rims
Information from [6].
W. Milligan (NCM), 3 June 1988

4 June 1988. Fieldwalking.
1 ?Palaeolithic brown flint flake.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU), 1989.
W. Milligan (NCM), 12 October 1990.
Noted on (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 January 2016.

23 February 1990. Fieldwalking.
From area of Context 2:
Roman greyware sherd
Roman T shaped brooch. See (S2).
Late Saxon shelly type ware sherd.
Medieval pottery, including early medieval bowl and cooking pot rims
W. Milligan (NCM), March & October 1990

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coins. No 1492.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Dereham.

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