Record Details

NHER Number:20395
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Iron Age settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This is the site of an Iron age settlement, and Iron Age pottery has been found by fieldwalking. Prehistoric flints, fragments of pottery dating from the late prehistoric to the post medieval periods, Roman coins, brooches and a finger ring, and medieval and post medieval metalwork have been found by fieldwalking and metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 72 06
Map Sheet:TF70NW
Parish:BARTON BENDISH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

21 February 1984. Good conditions, growing crop.
Rapid walking of massive field excluding areas already noted as sites NHER 20125 to NHER 20127.
Revealed no concentrations except context 2 post medieval sherds not collected.
Finds from context 1 not separately located, except that most prehistoric sherds came from near context 2.
Context 1 general scatter.
3 worked flints; 3 Roman coarse and 1 Roman oxidised sherds; 3 medieval unglazed, 3 glazed Grimston, 6 prehistoric flint gritted; 18 Unidentifiable reduced, varying dates, 1 sandy ?Ipswich base.
Context 2. 50m sq. Walked systematically.
Iron Age concentration fading out to north and west uncertain extent to south and east.
About 120 mid-late Iron Age sherds including 8 with finger tip decoration and 1 ?stick impressed all sandy with a few flint gritted. Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
Also 7 Roman coarseware, 3 medieval unglazed, 1 16th century glazed, 1 vitrified distorted, ?date; 1 worked flint.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 16 May 1984.

1988. Rewalk.
Context 1 Finds.
2 flints; 71 Iron Age sherds (predominantly sandy, some gritty, some decorated as in 145B); 4 Roman coarse; 6 glazed
Grimston; 20 medieval unglazed; 1 medieval peg rooftile; 2 undated oxidised sherds.
This rewalk shows that Iron Age concentration in 145B extends south for about 40m but only east for about 10m.
Eastern 30% of field very sparse in finds.
A. Rogerson(NAU) January 1989.

Before 21 September 2004. Metal detecting in area of IA2.
1 Roman and 1 medieval coin.
Roman and medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 November 2004.

Before 9 February 2006. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin and Roman brooch.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 July 2006.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 145A, B. BB.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Marsden, A.. 2009. Roman intaglios and sealings from Norfolk, 2002-2008.. Norfolk Archaeology. XLV, pp 529-38.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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