Record Details

NHER Number:18496
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Middle Saxon market and settlement

Summary

The amount of Middle Saxon pottery and high quality Continental metalwork recovered from this site and others in the immediate vicinity (NHER 28127), suggest that this may have been the site of an important market or 'productive site'. This area may have been the original focus of settlement in the area, with the present settlement of Burnham Market developing from the Late Saxon period. Metal detecting between 2004 and 2007 recovered prehistoric worked flint; Romano-British pottery sherds; 61 Roman, 3 medieval and 4 post-medieval coins; 1 medieval and 3 post-medieval jettons; Late Bronze Age, Romano-British, Early Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects and a fragment of ?Late Saxon antler comb.

Images

  • A zoomorphic Late Saxon imported Viking 9th century gilded convex disc brooch decorated with nine animal heads  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Middle or Late Saxon sword chape decorated with an animal heads from Burnham Overy  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Viking convex disc brooch  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BURNHAM OVERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Burnham was a substantial and important settlement during the Middle Saxon period. The amount of Middle Saxon pottery, and high quality Continental metalwork recovered from this site, and others in the immediate vicinity, suggest that Burnham may have been an important market or 'wic'. This area may have been the original focus of settlement in the area, with the present settlement of Burnham Market developing from the Late Saxon period.
Sarah Spooner (NLA), 29 September 2005.

Autumn 1982. Found on surface of ploughed field.
Scatter of Roman sherds including Spanish globular amphora and South Midlands shell gritted, range 2nd to 4th century.
Also small Early Saxon rim sherd with 2 tiny cross in circle stamps.
A. Gregory (NAU) 3 November 1982.

1983-4
Further finds including Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval wares.

Spring 1985. Fieldwalking.
Fieldwalking by [1] extended area of finds across southern part of field. Five concentrations defined:

Found at Context 2 (probable site of Roman building):
15 Roman pottery sherds, including 2 Samian, 1 flagon sherd and 12 coase greyware sherds (2nd-3rd century).
1 ?Roman glass imphalos base, probably from bottle.
Large quantity of flint 'lumps' (not collected).

Found at Context 3:
1 Mesolithic two-platform blade core.
1 Roman pottery sherd (Oxfordshire imitation Samian).
1 Middle Saxon handmade pottery sherd.
1 ?Late Saxon shell-tempered pottery sherd.

Found at Context 4:
3 Roman pottery sherds (coarse ware, 1st-early 2nd century).

Found at Context 5:
11 Roman pottery sherds (coarse ware, 2nd-3rd century, including base with pre-firing grafitto).
1 Early Saxon/Middle Saxon organic-tempered pottery sherd.
2 Middle Saxon sandy Ipswich ware pottery sherds.
4 medieval pottery sherds (3 unglazed and1 Grimston green-glazed).

Found at Context 6:
12 Roman pottery sherds (1 Oxfordshire mortarium, 1 shell-tempered and 10 greyware).
1 Roman/Early Saxon biconical green glass bead.
1 Middle Saxon pimply Ipswich Ware pottery sherd.

Worked flint identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU), Roman finds by T. Gregory (NAU) and post-Roman finds by A. Rogerson (NAU). See list in file.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 December 2013.

October 1988. Field observation.
Many large stones displaced by subsoiler in area of ?Roman building (Context 2). The distribution of these stones may indicate the lines of the building's walls? See plot in file.
P. Watkins (HES), 15 December 2013.

1988-1989. Fieldwalking.
Further fieldwalking by [1]:

Detailed examination of Context 2 (probable site of Roman building) recovered:
1 undatable prehistoric flint flake.
173+ Roman pottery sherds (including greyware, 1 Samian, 2 flagon, 2 shell-tempered, 2 mortarium (1 with stamp [6] - see sketch in file and further note 2002 below) 1 greyware mortarium, 1 1st-century Beaker, 1 amphora, 1 oxidised, 2 colour-coated, 1 Oxfordshire, 1 storage jar) and 1 box tile fragment.
2 Early Saxon/Middle Saxon pottery sherds (organic-tempered).
31 Middle Saxon pottery sherds (1 imported North French blackware (identified by C. Coutts), 14 pimply Ipswich ware, 13 sandy Ipswich ware 1 ?local pimply and 3 local sandy).
12 Late Saxon pottery sherds (11Thetford-type ware, 1 St Neots).
5 medieval pottery sherds (4 unglazed, 1 glazed Grimston).
1 undatable iron ore lump and 1 molten glass fragment.

Context 1 (general scatter):
Undatable prehistoric flint flakes and sparse scatter of 'pot boilers'.
33 Roman pottery sherds (greyware, including Iceni rusticated, 1 Samian, 1 shell-tempered, 2 colour-coated).
3 Late Saxon (Thetford-type ware).

Found at Context 4 (finder's Site C):
15 Roman pottery sherds (greyware).
1 Early Saxon/Middle Saxon organic-tempered pottery sherd.
3 Late Saxon pottery sherds (1 St Neots, 2 Thetford type).
2 medieval pottery sherds (unglazed).

Found at Context 8 (finder's Site Q):
6 Roman pottery sherds (greyware).
15 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford-type ware).
3 medieval pottery sherds (2 unglazed, 1 glazed Grimston).

Identified at Context 9 (finder's Sites T and S):
Two patches of burnt red soil, probably representing the site of brick kilns. Finds included:
2 post-medieval pottery sherds and bricks with vitrified surfaces.

Found at Context 7 (finder's Site BB?):
1 Neolithic flint core.
15 Roman pottery sherds (including greyware, 1 Oxfordshire mortarium, 2 colour-coated) and 1 tegula fragment.
2 Early/Middle Saxon pottery sherds.
4 Middle Saxon pottery sherds (2 sandy Ipswich ware, 2 pimply Ipswich ware).
1 medieval pottery sherd (unglazed).
1 post-medieval pottery sherd (stoneware).

Found at Context 3 (finder's Site CC):
2 undatable prehistoric flint cores.
1 Mesolithic/Neolithic blade core.
27 Roman pottery sherds (25 greyware, 1 shell-tempered, 1 Much Hadham).
2 Early Saxon/Middle Saxon pottery sherds.
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd (Thetford-type ware) and 1 iron knife.
1 medieval pottery sherd (unglazed).
1 post-medieval pottery sherd (stoneware).

Found at Context 6 (finder's Site D):
3 Roman pottery sherds (2 Samian, 1 greyware).
1 Early Saxon pottery sherd (large, sandy, with cross in circular stamp) and 1 annular loomweight fragment.
2 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford-type ware).
1 undatable iron knife and 1 lava quern fragment (chipped into circular shape).

Found in south-eastern corner of field:
1 Neolithic large flaked flint axehead.

Identified by A. Rogerson. See lists, finder's notes of worked flints and finder's maps in file.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 December 2013.

Autumn 1990. Metal-detecting and fieldwalking.
Remarkable assemblage of Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval metalwork found by [2].

Finds from Field 1 (field to south of road):
1 Middle Palaeolithic flint Levallois flake. Slightly burnt, lustrous patina. Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
3 undatable prehistoric flint flakes and 1 scraper.
20 Roman coins, 66 pottery sherds (56 greyware, including bead and flange bowl rims, 6 colour-coated and 4 shell-tempered), 1 belt/apron mount, 1 copper alloy hairpin.
25 Early Saxon pottery sherds, including 1 stamped sherd (S1), 1 Early Saxon S-shaped brooch (S1), 1 cruciform brooch foot (S1), 1 cruciform brooch headpalte (S1), 1 triangular mount (S6) (S1) .
1 Early/Middle Saxon wedge-shaped pendant (S3 and S1),
1 buckle (S1),
1 disc brooch (S1) and
1 lead matrix for repousse metalwork or trial pieces with sunken ‘mould’ of human bearded face (S2 and S1).
1 Middle Saxon coin, 41 pottery sherds (25 pimply Ipswich ware and 16 sandy Ipswich ware) and 1 pin (S1).
1 Middle/Late Saxon strap-end with animal head terminal (S4 and S1).
47 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford type ware).
1 Late Saxon/medieval double sheet fragment (S1),
9 medieval pottery sherds (4 unglazed, 5 glazed Grimston), 1 ?miniature ring brooch, 4 buckles,1 casket key, 1 thimble and 1 lead weight.
1 ?medieval lead weight, 1 acron-shaped lead knob, 1 lead window came.
4 post-medieval pottery sherds (3 GRE, 1 Westerwald stoneware).
1 undatable lead weight or spacer bead.

Finds from Field 2 (field to north of road):
1 prehistoric flint flake.
3 Roman coins and 44 pottery sherds (38 greyware, 1 greyware mortarium, 2 colour-coated and 3 Samian).
4 Early Saxon pottery sherds.
8 Middle Saxon pottery sherds (5 pimply Ipswich ware and 3 sandy Ipswich ware) and 1 copper alloy pin (S1).
1 Middle/Late Saxon lead barrel-shaped weight (S5 and S1).
8 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford-type ware) and 1 lead disc brooch (S1).
1 medieval jetton, 8 pottery sherds (3 unglazed, 4 glazed Grimston, 1 LMT), 1 “lovely and wonderful” buckle and plate (S1), 1 sheet buckle plate fragment, 1 cast copper alloy cauldron rim and 1 lead window came.
1 ?medieval iron bridle cheek-piece (S1) and 1 strap chape.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU). See lists and full descriptions in file.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 December 2013.

Late 1991.
Further finds of Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Middle/Late Saxon (S8), Late Saxon metalwork and coins.

1992. Metal detecting finds.
Roman coins, medieval metalwork, Late Saxon pottery, Middle Saxon coins.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 November 1992.

1992/3. Metal detecting finds.
Bronze Age, Roman, Early Saxon (S19, S10 and S11), Late Saxon (S12), Middle Saxon (S13 and S14), medieval, post medieval metalwork and coins including a possibly unique Middle Saxon/Late Saxon sword chape, (S15).

1994. Metal detecting finds.
Mesolithic/Neolithic flints.
Roman brooches, coins, sherds.
Early Saxon brooches, wrist clasp.
Middle Saxon coin.
Medieval and post medieval metalwork and coins.

1994 to June 1995. Metal detecting finds.
Neolithic axe and flint.
Roman and Middle Saxon coins, post medieval token.
Roman brooches.
Early Saxon and Middle Saxon brooches (S16) and strap end (S17).
Late Saxon (18), medieval, post medieval and undated metalwork.

1995. Fieldwalking.
Additional fieldwalking by [1]. Found in Field 1 (south of road):
1 Mesolithic small blade core and 1 blade (area of Context 8).
Undatable burnt flints.
61 Roman pottery sherds.
1 Early Saxon pottery sherd (area of Context 8).
7 Middle Saxon pottery sherds (6 pimply Ipswich ware and 2 sandy Ipswich ware).
3 Late Saxon pottery sherds.
5 medieval pottery sherds (unglazed).

Found in Field 2 (north of road):
7 Roman pottery sherds.
1 ?Roman pottery sherd and 1 brick/tile fragment.
1 Early-Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
2 Middle Saxon pottery sherds (Ipswich ware).
4 Late Saxon/early medieval pottery sherds.
4 post-medieval pottery sherds, many peg tile fragments and 2 glass fragments.
Undatable animal bone fragments, 1 iron slag fragment (smelting?), 1 lava quern fragment, 1 iron nail, 1 iron fragment.

Finds identified by [1]. See lists in file. According to [1] Field 2 is alleged to contain the site of a medieval church. See (S7) for further discussion of the Mesolithic finds from these two fields.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 December 2013.

1995/6. Field 1. Metal detecting finds.
Prehistoric and medieval flints.
Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval coins.
Middle Bronze Age (S19), Late Bronze Age (S20), Roman, Early Saxon, Middle/Late Saxon (S21), Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metalwork.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 30 May 1996.

October 1996. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon coin, denarius of Luis the Pious.
See description in file.

For details of peat and pollen analysis of adjacent land see ref (S1).
For full details, coin lists, plans, etc. see file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 24 February 1997.

1997 to 1998. Metal detecting.
Worked flints, Roman and Middle Saxon and medieval coins,
Roman, Early Saxon (S22), Middle Saxon and Late Saxon metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 15 January 1999.

2000 to 2001. Metal detecting.
Roman coin.
2 Roman sherds.
(Might include some material from NHER 1756).
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 April 2002.

Before 5 July 2002. Metal detecting.
Undatable prehistoric worked flints.
12 Roman coins.
Roman and post medieval sherds.
Possible Early Saxon brooch fragment.
Medieval, post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 November 2002.

2002. The stamped mortarium found in 1988-89 (context 2) was sent for specialist identification (see Notes). There is no record that it was returned or any report received.
D. Gurney (HES), 12 June 2014.

2002-3. Metal detecting.
Seventeen Roman coins.
Roman sherds.
Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 July 2005.

July 2002 – January 2003. Environmental Survey.
A palaeoenvironmental investigation of this area was conducted comprising an initial walkover survey to compare ordnance survey map contours with the topography of the land to look for possible harbour sites and help determine whether this site had been an ‘emporium’ in the Saxon period. An auger survey was conducted to characterise the sediments of the side valley of the River Burn and to provide biological details as well as radiocarbon dates. The study indicated that the River Burn was previously navigable and the ‘emporium’ would have been the nearest defensible landing place that did not require the marshland of the flood plain to be traversed during loading/unloading of boats. It is possible that some type of mooring, like a jetty or wharf, could have been employed rather then operating from the beach. The study suggests that if a port facility were employed at this location it might comprise wooden piles or posts and would lie under the slope wash in the south of the study area. A radiocarbon date from shell yielded an Early Saxon date (AD 450 – 645) and two other carbon dates taken from peat and wood were between the medieval and early post-medieval periods.
See report (S24) for further details.
S. Howard (NLA), 4 January 2010.

2004 - 2007. Metal detecting.
Prehistoric worked flint, Romano-British sherd, 59 Roman, 3 medieval and 4 post-medieval coins, 1 medieval and 3 post-medieval jettons, Late Bronze Age (S23), Romano-British, Early Saxon, medieval and post-med metal objects and a fragment of ?Late Saxon antler comb.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 May 2010.

See notes by [5] in file on Carolingian or Carolingian influenced strap-end found 2002-3.
A. Rogerson (HES), 21 April 2012.

27 October 2014. Metal-detecting. [7].
IND27102014ED - PAS details to follow.
See Event record for area detected.
A. Beckham (HES), 21 January 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Palaeolithic - 150000 BC? to 40001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • MARKET (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PORT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • GLASS WORKING DEBRIS? (Unknown date)
  • KNIFE (Unknown date)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • MILLSTONE (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • NAIL (Undated)
  • NAIL (Unknown date)
  • POT (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • SLAG (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LEVALLOIS FLAKE (Middle Palaeolithic - 150000 BC? to 40001 BC)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CHISEL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RING (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL? (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (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)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RIVET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE? (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • RAZOR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STAMP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PENDANT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STAMP (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SWORD (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COMB (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • INGOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KNIFE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD? to 1065 AD?)
  • POT (Late Saxon to 12th Century - 851 AD to 1150 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SWORD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUNG (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (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 - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SIEVE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRIKE A LIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (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)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Monograph: Rogerson, A.. 2003. Six Middle Anglo-Saxon Sites in West Norfolk.. Markets in Early Medieval Europe: Trading and ' Productive' Sites, 650-850. Pestell, T. & Ulmschneider, K. (ed.).
---Photograph: JHV 1, Early Saxon buckle fragment..
---Photograph: JHV 2, Early Saxon small/long brooch fragment..
---Photograph: JHV 3, 4, Early Saxon equal arm brooch..
---Photograph: JHV 5, 6, Early/Middle Saxon sceatta S.V.A..
---Photograph: JHV 7, Early Saxon stamped strap-end..
---Article in Serial: Ashley, S. and Rogerson, A. 1995. Further Examples of Radiate and Related brooches from Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 219-220.
---Thesis: Davies, G.. 2010. Settlement, economy and lifestyle: The changing social identities of the coastal settlements of West Norfolk, 450-1100 AD..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 26, Early Saxon small long brooch..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 25, Middle/Late Saxon bronze weight..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 24, Early Saxon cruciform knob..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 23, Middle Saxon ansate brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 22, Early Saxon small long brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 21, Early Saxon tweezers..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 20, Early Saxon belt stiffner fragment..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 19, Early Saxon saucer brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 1999. KSE 17-18, Medieval coin..
---Photograph: 1992. LBJ 5-7, Early Sxaon wrist clasp..
---Photograph: 1992. LBJ 11-12, Two Middle Saxon pins..
---Photograph: 1992. LBJ 13-15, Late Saxon hooked tag..
---Photograph: 1992. LBJ 16-17, Early Saxon cruciform brooch..
---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1992. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1991. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt III pp 362-370. p 363.
---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 387-396. p 387.
---Photograph: 1995. LCP 1-2, Medieval gilded mount and medieval silver buckle mount..
---Photograph: 1995. LCP 3-4, Middle Saxon ansate brooch..
---Photograph: 1995. LCP 5-6, Middle/Late Saxon strap-end..
---Photograph: 1995. LCP 7-8, Early Saxon fragments and Late Saxon weight..
---Photograph: 1995. LCP 22-25, Early Saxon brooch..
---Photograph: 1994. LDM 23-28, Sceats.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: 1994. LEE 19-22, Two nummular brooches..
<S1>Publication: Roy, H.. 1995. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of a Mire at Burnham Overy..
<S1>Photograph: FTH 25-36, FTL 1-19, 25-36, HAN 18-25.
<S2>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1990. Drawing of an Early/Middle Saxon lead matrix. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1990. Drawing of an Early/Middle Saxon wedge shaped pendant.. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1990. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1990. Drawing of a Middel/Late Saxon lead barrel shaped weight.. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1990. Drawing of an Early Saxon triangular mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Article in Serial: Smallwood, J. 1995. Postglacial Hunter-Gatherers. A review of the evidence for their presence in north-west Norfolk. The Annual. The Bulletin of the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group. No 4 pp 9-17.
<S8>Illustration: Hoyle, M.. 1992. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon copper alloy hooked tag. Film. 2:1.
<S9>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1992. Drawing of an Early Saxon small-long brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S10>Illustration: Hoyle, M.. 1992. Drawing of an Early Saxon equal armed brooch. Film. 2:1.
<S11>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1992. Drawing of an Early Saxon button brooch. Film. 2:1.
<S12>Illustration: Penn, K. 1993. Drawing of a Viking convex disc brooch. Film. 1:1.
<S13>Illustration: Hoyle, M.. 1993. Drawing of a Middle Saxon ansate brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S14>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1992. Drawing of a Middle Saxon Strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S15>Illustration: White, S.. 1993. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon sword chape. Card. 2:1.
<S16>Illustration: Hoyle, M.. 1995. Drawing of a Middle Saxon ansate brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S17>Illustration: Hoyle, M.. 1995. Drawing of a Middle Saxon strap end fragment.. Film. 2:1.
<S18>Illustration: Hoyle, M.. 1995. Drawing of a Late Saxon lead weight.. Film. 2:1.
<S19>Illustration: Jenkins, T. 1996. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age plastave butt end.. Paper. 1:1.
<S20>Illustration: Jenkins, T.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age chisel.. Paper. 1:1.
<S21>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1996. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S22>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1997. Drawing of an Early Saxon saucer brooch fragment.. Paper. 2:1.
<S23>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age ring.. Film. 1:1.
<S24>Unpublished Report: Godwin, M. 2003. A Palaeoenvironmental Study of a Possible Anglo-Saxon Emporium at Burnham Market, Norfolk.

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