Record Details

NHER Number:17351
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 2000 and 2015 recovered prehistoric burnt and worked flint, including an Early Neolithic/Late Bronze Age borer and a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age scraper; undated, Iron Age, Roman, Early/Middle Saxon, Middle Saxon and medieval to post-medieval pottery sherds; Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval and post-medieval jettons; a post-medieval token and Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman brooch, key handle and a possible knife; a fragment of Early Saxon brooch; Late Saxon strap-ends; a medieval buckle, rotary key, seal matrix, weight, rowel spur and copper alloy vessel fragments; a medieval/post-medieval buckle and a post-medieval buckle, crotal bell, furniture fitting, strap fitting and copper alloy ring.
Cropmarks recorded in 1977 show this to be the site of an Iron Age/Roman farmstead, enclosure and field system (NHER 38744) and a medieval/post-medieval road (NHER 38743).

Images

  • Late Saxon strap-end from NHER 17351  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon brooch from NHER 17351  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon strap-end from NHER 17351  © Norfolk County Council
  • Roman or medieval unidentified object from NHER 17351  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG32NE
Parish:HAPPISBURGH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Cropmarks previously recorded under this number have been moved to NHER 38744 (Iron Age/Roman farmstead, enclosures and field system) and NHER 38743 (medieval/post-medieval road).

30 July 1977. NAU aerial photography. Cropmarks.
Series of overlapping ditched enclosures, as cropmarks.
D. Edwards (NAU), 13 March 1981.

1998. Surface finds.
Prehistoric flint knife, flint flakes and burnt flint.
See list in file.
K. Sussams (NCM), 13 May 1999.

October 1999. Surface finds at location [1].
One medieval and one post-medieval sherd.
K. Hinds (NLA), 3 March 2000.

February to March 2000. Metal-detecting. Within cropmark. Location [2].
Roman pottery including greyware and mortaria.
Late medieval/early post-medieval rim of copper alloy vessel.
Post-medieval pottery.
Undated one rim of crucible, coarse sandy reduced with thick slaggy residue on interior surface.
K. Hinds (NLA), 30 June 2000.

June to July 2000. Metal-detecting.
Roman, medieval and post-medieval sherds.
Medieval/early post-medieval cooking vessel fragments.
See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 4 September 2000.

November 2000. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin, eight Roman and two medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 January 2001.

August 2001. Metal-detecting.
Roman pottery.
Post-medieval shoe buckle.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (NLA), 3 October 2001.

February 2002. Metal-detecting.
Medieval jetton and seal matrix.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 April 2002.

March 2002. Metal-detecting. Southern part of cropmark.
Roman and medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 April 2002.

October 2003. Metal-detecting. Centred at location [3].
Neolithic/Bronze Age flint borer and flakes.
Roman sherds and one medieval sherd.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 November 2003.

March 2005. Metal-detecting.
Roman and post-medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 April 2005.

October-November 2005. Metal-detecting.
Two post-medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 December 2005.

November 2005. Metal-detecting.
Post-medieval jetton and buckle.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 December 2005.

September-October 2006. Metal-detecting.
One Roman, one Middle Saxon and two medieval pottery sherds.
Two Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 November 2006.

October-November 2006. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flake.
Medieval coin.
Post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 December 2006

November-December 2006. Metal-detecting.
Post-medieval buckle and crotal bell.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 January 2007.

March-April 2007. Metal-detecting.
Ten Romano-British, one Middle Saxon and one medieval sherd.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 May 2007.

September-October 2007. Metal-detecting.
Medieval weight and post-medieval crotal bell.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 November 2007.

December 2008-January 2009. Metal-detecting.
2 Roman coins.
Roman and medieval sherds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 February 2009.

January-February 2009. Metal-detecting
Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age worked flints, Roman and medieval sherds, and medieval key
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 10 April 2009

February-March 2009. Metal-detecting
Prehistoric flint flakes.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds.
Possible Roman scalpel or knife handle, previously recorded as a medieval unidentified object.
Late Saxon strap end.
Medieval unidentified object.
Medieval/post-medieval buckle frame.
1 medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 April 2009, amended 14 October 2011.

March 2010. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flakes, Romano-British and medieval sherds and fragment of Early Saxon brooch.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 April 2010.

October-November 2010. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin, Late Saxon strap-end and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 30 November 2010.

Pre January 2013. Metal-detecting. [4].
2 Roman pottery sherds and a Colchester-type brooch.
2 Middle Saxon pottery sherds.
Medieval rowel spur.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 February 2013.

January-February 2013. Metal-detecting. [5].
Medieval rotary key.
1 post-medieval token and a buckle.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 12 March 2013.

February-March 2013. Metal-detecting. [6].
1 Middle Saxon coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 April 2013.

September-October 2013. Metal-detecting. [7].
1 Roman coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

October-November 2014. Metal-detecting. Site extended to whole field. [8].
5 Roman pottery sherd and a key handle.
1 Early/Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
1 medieval pottery sherd and a buckle.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 December 2014.

November 2014-January 2015. Metal-detecting. [9].
1 Iron Age pottery sherd.
3 Roman pottery sherds.
1 medieval pottery sherd.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 10 February 2015.

May-June 2015. Metal-detecting. [10].
1 Iron Age coin.
2 Roman coins.
2 medieval coins.
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 July 2015.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FARMSTEAD (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 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 (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 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 (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AWL (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BORER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Early Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 700 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 50 BC to 30 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 80 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • SCALPEL? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 143 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 192 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 195 AD to 196 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 209 AD to 209 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 450 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 680 AD to 690 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 720 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • POT (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • POT (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD? to 1400 AD?)
  • SPUR (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1205 AD to 1207 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (13th Century to 15th Century - 1275 AD to 1500 AD)
  • RIVET (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1309 AD to 1310 AD)
  • POT (15th Century to 16th Century - 1450 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1667 AD to 1667 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 3829A,B.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

Related records - none

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