Record Details

NHER Number:2024
Type of record:Monument
Name:Great Walsingham Roman temple site

Summary

Roman finds have been made at this site since the 1950s. Extensive metal detecting has recovered Roman coins, pottery, votive objects, brooches and building material. The enormous volume of finds of a religious nature indicate that this was a temple site. The site is part of a much larger Roman town (NHER 42850). Ritual objects include representations of the Roman god Mercury and satyrs and cupids probably relating to the god Bacchus. Pottery dating from the 2nd to the 4th century AD found on the site may relate to containers used for offerings of food and drink or ritual feasting. Over six thousand Roman coins, many perhaps gifts to the gods left at the temple, have also been recovered. In addition, prehistoric worked flints and metal objects dating from the Bronze Age right through to the post-medieval period have been recovered.

Images

  • An Early Saxon girdle hanger from Great Walsingham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Early Bronze Age chisel from NHER 2024  © Norfolk County Council
  • Roman handle from NHER 2024  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Extensive Roman site, part of a larger town NHER 42850. Includes concentration of finds indicative of Roman temple site (S1). Possible correct site for Sir Thomas Browne's Early Saxon cemetery.

1950. Found in ploughing. Context 2.
Finds of Roman building material and pottery.
Roman coin. See description in file.
Differences in crop yields indicating features below the ground noted.
See (S2).

1951. Context 2.
Roman pottery including samian found by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

1951. Context 2.
Roman coin. See description in file.

1957. Context 3.
Roman pottery. See descriptions in file.

1973. Surface finds. Context 2.
Roman pottery, 2nd to 3rd century AD. See descriptions in file.

November 1979. Fieldwalking.
Roman pottery. See description in file.
Tessera.
Tegulae.
Identified by A. Lawson (NAU) and T. Gregory (NAU), 1979.
W. Milligan (NCM), 30 October 1984.

1984. Metal detecting. Context 4 to context 9.
Roman gold, silver and copper alloy coins. See descriptions in file.
Roman metal objects. See descriptions in file.
Copper alloy handle of Roman key. See (S3).
Roman copper alloy wheel. See (S3).
T. Gregory (NAU), 2 April 1984.

May 1984. Fieldwalking and metal detecting. Context 9.
Roman metal objects. See descriptions in file.
Roman coins. See descriptions in file.
Roman pottery. See descriptions in file.
Roman brick and tile fragments.
T. Gregory (NAU), 30 May 1984.

December 1984 to January 1985. Metal detecting and fieldwalking. Context 9. Context 11 to context 29.
Roman coins. See list in file and (S4).
Two copper alloy Mercury statuettes. See (S5) and (S6).
Roman building material.
Roman pottery. See description in file.
Lava quern fragment.
Large quantities of copper alloy and lead metalworking waste.
Roman 1st to 2nd century AD copper alloy patera handle. See (S5).
Late Saxon copper alloy box mount. See (S5).
T. Gregory (NAU), 6 February 1985.

Winter 1985 to 1986 and Winter 1986 to 1987. Metal detecting. Context 30.
Roman, Early Saxon and medieval metal finds (copper alloy, iron and silver).
See (S7).

Winter 1986 to 1987. Metal detecting. Context 31.
A third Mercury statuette. See (S5) and (S6).

Winter 1985 to 1986. Metal detecting. Context 32 to context 103.
Roman brooches and coins. See (S4), no. 2 and no. 8 in (S8) and coin list in file.

Winter 1986 to 1987. Metal detecting before ploughing. Context 104 to context 215.
Iron Age silver coin. See (S5).
Roman brooches. See Nos. 1, 13, 14, 20 and 20 in (S8).
Roman rings.
Roman coins. See coin list in file.
See (S4).

Winter 1986 to 1987. Metal detecting after ploughing. Context 216 to context 320.
Roman rings.
Roman brooches. See Nos. 7, 12, 16, 17 and 21 in (S8).
Roman mount.
Roman coins. See coin list in file.
See (S4).

Winter to Spring 1987. Metal detecting. Context 321 to context 358.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon and Middle Saxon metal finds. See list in file.
Roman brooches. See Nos. 3, 11 and 25 in (S8).
Early Saxon gilt copper alloy plate. See (S5).
Part of Roman loop terret. See (S5).
Iron Age silver coin. See (S5).
Roman coins. See coin lists in file.
See (S4).

May to June 1987. Metal detecting. Context 359 to context 371.
Roman brooches. See Nos. 5, 6, 12, 18 and 26 in (S8).
Roman coins. See coin list in file.
Roman ring.
See (S4).
T. Gregory (NAU), 15 February 1988.

Winter 1987 to 1988. Metal detecting. Context 372 to 491.
Roman pottery. See lists in file.
Roman, Early Saxon (S21), Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds. See list in file.
See (S4, S5, S8 and S9).
Finds include:
Saxon sceatta. See (S10).
Bronze Age razor, broken socketed spearhead, loop from palstave or socketed axe and fragment of socketed weapon. See drawings (S22 and S23) in the Illustration Library. Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU), 22 November 1988.
Roman finger ring. See (S5, S11 and S12).
Roman handle in the form of a fish or dolphin. See (S5 and S13).
Early 1st to early 2nd century AD hilt guard. See (S5 and S14).
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU), 20 April 1989.
A. Rogerson (NAU) and E. Rose (NAU), October 1988.

1988 to 1989. Metal detecting. Contexts 413- 494 used.
Roman pottery.
Six fragments Early Saxon pottery.
One fragment Late Saxon pottery.
One rim medieval unglazed pottery.
Eight Iron Age coins. See list in file.
Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds. See list in file.
See (S4) and (S5).
Finds include:
9th century AD nummular brooch. Identified by M. Archibald (British Museum), May 1994. See (S5).
Copy of Roman 4th century coin. See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 13 May 1994.

1980s. Metal detecting. Context 572.
Finds previously lost or forgotten. Identified August 1990.
Penyy of Stephen, Watford type. See (S5) and (S15).
Roman marble cosmetic palette. See (S5).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 11 September 1990.

August 1989 and January 1990. Metal detecting. Context 495 to context 571.
Roman metal finds. See lists in file.
Finds include:
1873 Roman silver and copper alloy coins including a Republican denarius. See coin lists in file.
Fourteen silver Iron Age coins. See list in file.
Roman seal boxes.
Roman lock pins (or handles).
Roman 'knobs'.
Roman styli.
Roman finger rings
Roman brooches.
Roman bosses or mounts in the form of a human face.
Roman nails.
Roman rivets.
Roman bosses.
Roman studs.
Roman locks and keys.
Roman needle.
Roman mirrors.
Roman toilet spoon.
Roman bracelets.
Roman pot mends.
Roman hairpins.
Roman tool?
Roman cosmetic pestle.
Roman strap end.
Roman collars or ferrules.
Roman spoon.
Roman mounts.
Roman pottery.
See lists in file.
Roman silver finger ring inscribed TOT. See (S12).
Roman mount in the form of a deity. See (S13).
See (S3), (S4) and (S5).
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU), 31 May 1990.
D. Gurney (NAU), 4 June 1990.

Non Roman finds.
Bronze Age, Early Late Saxon, medieval finds. See lists in file.
Finds include:
Late Bronze Age sword.
See (S4) and (S5).
A. Rogerson (NAU), June 1990.

1990 to 1991. Metal detecting. Context 573 to context 619.
Roman and medieval coins. See coin list in file.
Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval finds. See list in file.
Finds include:
Bronze Age awl. See (S5 and S24).
Late Saxon Borre style strap end. See (S5 and S25).
Possible Iron Age coin hoard (s?). See (S16).
Roman miniature spear from a figurine. Identified by J. Bagnall-Smith (Oxford University). See (S17).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 October 1991.

1991 to 1992. Metal detecting. Context 620 to context 661.
Roman coins including gold aureus of Marcus Aurelius. See coin lists in file.
Iron Age coins.
Bronze Age (S26), Roman, Early Saxon (S27), Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval finds. See list in file.
See (S5).
Finds include:
Middle Bronze Age dirk reworked into socketed knife. See (S28 and S29). Identified by British Museum.
Iron Age harness loop terminal. See (S5).
Early Saxon brooch. Frankish or Thuringian import. See (S18).
A. Rogerson (NLA), June 1993.

1992. Metal detecting. Context 662.
Iron Age gold south Thames stater. Westerham type. See coin list in file and (S5).
A. Rogerson (NLA), June 1993.

1994. Metal detecting. Context 663.
Iron Age gold quarter stater. See coin list in file.

1994 to 1996. Metal detecting. Context 664 to context 688.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval coins, jettons and tokens. See coin lists in file.
Prehistoric, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval finds. See lists in file.
See (S4), (S5) and (S19).
A. Rogerson (NLA).

2002 to 2003. Metal detecting. Context 689.
Neolithic and prehistoric worked flints.
Four Iron Age, 351 Roman and ten post medieval coins. See coin lists in file.
Six Roman coin blanks, post medieval jettons and token.
Roman and Early Saxon sherds, Roman tile.
Late Bronze Age (S30), Roman, Early Saxon (S31), Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undated metal objects. See lists in file.
See (S5) and (S20).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 March 2005.

This is very unlikely to be the site of Thomas Browne's excavated cemetery as the overwhelming majority of material from this site points to inhumation burial, whereas Browne refers to cremated remains.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 July 2010.

Late Saxon Borre-style strap-end found in 1990/1 (Context 602) is illustrated in Margeson 1997 fig. 23 and in Thomas, G. ‘Strap-ends and the Identification of Regional Patterns in the Production and Circulation of Ornamental Metalwork in Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Britain’ in Redknap, M., Edwards, N., Youngs, S., Lane, A. and Knight, J. Pattern and Purpose in Insular Art 2001, 39-48, fig. 45.4b.
A. Rogerson (HES), 30 December 2011.

Medieval copper alloy object, possible ferrule for staff, found 1990/1991 (see sheet 37), has been re-identified as an 11th-cent. knife grip mount.
A. Rogerson (HES), 6 June 2011.

Object found 1985-7 (context 30) identified as a late Roman military strap fitting, perhaps in use in the 5th century, see file SHEET 67.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 12 December 2011.

2004-2007. Metal-detecting.
Context 690
Prehistoric worked flints, Iron Age and Roman pottery sherds, Romano-British tile, 706 Roman, seven medieval and three post-medieval coins, Middle Bronze Age (S32), Bronze Age/Iron Age (S33), Iron Age/Roman, Roman, Early Saxon (S34), Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, Late Saxon/medieval (S35), medieval, medieval/post-medieval, post-medieval undatable metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 27 June 2012.

Before 2 July 2012. Metal-detecting.
Early Bronze Age chisel, tracer or punch (S36) and Roman copper alloy handle (S37) and key for a tumbler lock.
See lists in file.
E. Darch (HES), 4 July 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEMPLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 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 (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • BORER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CHISEL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • DIRK (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • GOUGE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PUNCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SWORD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAPIER (Middle Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 1001 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • RAZOR (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPOON (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BELL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (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)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN BLANK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DISC (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • EAR RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GEMSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAMMER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HANDLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • INSCRIBED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MIRROR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL CLEANER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NEEDLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NEEDLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PESTLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLAQUE (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 MEND (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PRICK SPUR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RAZOR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SEAL BOX (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SKILLET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPUR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP END (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STYLUS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VOTIVE MODEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WHEEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 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)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FERRULE (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • NECK RING (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)
  • TWEEZERS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MIRROR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NECK RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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)
  • SWORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (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)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOULD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Unpublished document: Mackreth, D. F.. 1991. Walsingham/Wighton brooches. Additional data refinement of classification and dating..
---Unpublished document: Gregory, T.. 1989. Check List 2024. Check list of located contexts..
---Unpublished document: Mackreth, D. F.. 1988. Walsingham-Wighton DRAFT Brooches from the Surface Collection..
---Unpublished document: Mackreth, D. F.. 1988. Letter. Walsingham-Wighton.. 9 February.
---Unpublished document: Mackreth, D. F.. 1992. Letter. Walsingham/Wighton.. 11 March.
---Unpublished document: Gurney, D.. 1992. Concordance. Brooch report and site context numbers.. 7 February.
---Unpublished document: Gurney, D.. 1992. Walsingham/Wighton brooches. Brooch distributions.. 13 March.
---Illustration: Gurney, D.. 1992. NHER 2024. Brooch areas plan.. 13 March.
---Unpublished document: Mackreth, D. F.. 1992. Letter. Walsingham/Wighton.. 19 March.
---Unpublished document: Gregory, T.. 1985. Great Walsingham/Wighton ?Roman Town?. 6 February.
---Photograph: JJC 1-2, Romabo British silver ring..
---Photograph: JJC 3-4, Middle/Late Saxon lead weight..
---Photograph: JJC 5-8, Romano British bronze object..
---Photograph: JJD 16-17, Medieval/Post medieval lead figure..
---Photograph: JJD 18, Middle/Late Saxon, strap-end..
---Photograph: JJD 19, Late Romano British strap-end..
---Photograph: JJD 20, Middle Saxon pin..
---Photograph: JJD 21, Romano British bronze stud..
---Photograph: JJD 22, Roamno British bronze link..
---Photograph: JJD 23-24, Rpmano British ring with blue stone..
---Photograph: JJD 25-26, Romano British bronze steelyard hook..
---Photograph: JJD 27, Middle Saxon buckle strap link..
---Photograph: JJD 28, Early Saxon brooch fragment..
---Photograph: JJD 29, Early Saxon girdle hanger fragment..
---Photograph: JJD 30, Romano British skillet fragment..
---Photograph: JJD 31, Late Saxon brooch fragment..
---Photograph: JJD 32, Late Saxon/Medieval strap-end..
---Photograph: JJD 33, Late Romano British buckle plate..
---Photograph: JJD 34, Early Saxon cruciform brooch fragment..
---Photograph: JJD 35, Early Saxon small link fragment..
---Photograph: JJD 36, Romano British bronze object..
---Photograph: JJD 37, Early Saxon knob..
---Article in serial: Marsden, A.. 2009. Roman intaglios and sealings from Norfolk, 2002-2008.. Norfolk Archaeology. XLV, pp 529-38.
---Article in monograph: Thomas,G.. 2001. Strap-ends and the Identification of Regional Patterns in the Production and Circulation of Ornamental Metalwork in Late Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Britain.. Pattern and Purpose in Insular Art. Redknap, M. et al.. 39-48.
---Photograph: 1990. LCD 1-9, Coin mould..
---Photograph: 1990. LCD 9-12, Cosmetic pestle..
---Photograph: 1990. LCF 22-23, Medieval coin of Stephen..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Walsingham (Great) [3].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: 1994. LEB 33-36, Iron Age gold coin..
---Photograph: 1994. LEE 19-22, Two nummular brooches..
---Photograph: 2002. LFX 28-31, Romano British sestertius..
---Photograph: CRC-D, CRH1-3, CSE10-17, 33-6, EDV18-24, EGA 15, 18, EMJ-M, EWA-D, EXC26-33, FTK22-36, FVC1-20, FVD, FND, FNS 10-14, FNT, FNU, FNV, FNW, FNX. Partial Photographic Record of Finds from NHER 2024..
---Monograph: Margeson, S.. 1997. The Vikings in Norfolk..
<S1>Article in serial: Bagnall-Smith, J.. 1999. Votive Objects from Great Walsingham.. Britannia. Vol XXX. pp 21-57.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1950. Walsingham discovery.. 4 August.
<S3>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1984. Sketch of a Roman copper alloy handle from an iron key and a copper alloy wheel.. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Map: Finder's Map..
<S5>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S6>Article in serial: Frere, S.S.. 1988. Roman Britain in 1987. 1. Sites explored.. Britannia. Vol XIX.
<S7>Unpublished document: Gregory, T.. 1988. Additional List. Unlocated Finds. Context 30.. 15 February.
<S8>Unpublished document: Mackreth, D. F.. 1991. Walsingham-Wighton The Brooches from the Surface Collection..
<S9>Photograph: X ray. NX 3249.
<S10>Unpublished document: Blackburn, M. (Fitzwilliam Museum). 1988. Great Walsingham, Norfolk. Context 412. Sceat (Series R)..
<S11>Unpublished document: Gurney, D.. 1994. Additional Note on Context 458. Inscribed silver finger ring..
<S12>Article in serial: Hassell, M. & Tomlin, R. S. O.. 1994. Roman Britain in 1993. II. Inscriptions.. Britannia. Vol XXV. p 306.
<S13>Monograph: Green, M. J.. 1976. The Religions of Civilian Roman Britain.. British Archaeological Report Vol 24. pl. XXIXe.
<S14>Article in serial: Piggot, S. 1950. Swords and scabbards of the British Early Iron Age. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol XVI pp 1-28.
<S15>Unpublished document: Blackburn, M. (Fitzwilliam Museum). Great Walsingham, Norfolk. Two finds. Context 507 and 572..
<S16>Unpublished document: Green, B.. 1991. Letter. Great Walsingham 2024. Iron Age hoards.. 20 December.
<S17>Article in serial: Bagnall-Smith, J.. 1995. Interim Report on the Votive Material from Romano-Celtic Temple Sites in oxfordshire.. Oxoniensia. Vol LX. pp 177-203.
<S18>Article in serial: Ager, B., Ashley, S. and Rogerson A. 1993. Two Norfolk Finds of Imported Continental Brooches. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt IV pp 510-512.
<S19>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
<S20>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
<S21>Illustration: White, S.. 1988. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy buckle pin.. Card. 2:1.
<S22>Illustration: Rogerson, A. 1988. Sketches of a selection of Bronze Age finds found in Great Walsingham in 1988.. Paper. 1:1.
<S23>Illustration: Unknown. 1988. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age/Iron Age razor.. Paper. 1:1.
<S24>Illustration: Unknown. 1991. Drawing of a Bronze Age copper alloy awl.. Film. 1:1.
<S25>Illustration: White, S.. 1992. Drawing of a Late Saxon gilt strap-end.. Paper. 2:1.
<S26>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1993. Drawing of a Bronze Age socketed gouge fragment.. Film. 1:1.
<S27>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1993. Drawing of an Early Saxon continental brooch foot fragment.. Film. 2:1.
<S28>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Sketch of a Middle Bronze Age dirk/socketed knife.. Paper. 1:1.
<S29>Illustration: Jones, C.. 1993. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age dirk/socketed knife.. Paper. 1:1.
<S30>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2003. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age spearhead fragment.. Film. 1:1.
<S31>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2004. Drawing of an Early Saxon girdle hanger.. Film. 2:1.
<S32>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age rapier fragment.. Film. 1:1.
<S33>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Bronze Age unidentified copper alloy object.. Film. 2:1.
<S34>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of an Early Saxon pair of tweezers.. Film. 2:1.
<S35>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Late Saxon/medieval staff terminal or ferrule.. Film. 2:1.
<S36>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of an Early Bronze Age Copper alloy chisel, tracer or punch.. Film. 1:1.
<S37>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a Roman copper alloy handle.. Film. 2:1.

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