Record Details

NHER Number:23366
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flints and Viking brooch


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a small concentration of prehistoric burnt flints. Metal detecting recovered a 10th century Viking disc brooch.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 70 09
Map Sheet:TF70NW

Full description

11 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, young cereal; in well weathered soil.
Sparse, locally moderate pot boiler spread on chalk soil, with gravel flat. Maximum 36m north to south x 26m east to west at 5.5m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 11 February 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

?1987. Metal detecting finds. Field '2/3rds surrounded by trees' near Marsham Hall, known as 'Park Field' locally.
Findspot described in letter to S. Margeson (NCM), 28 November 1990.
Late Saxon disc brooch, Insular Viking 10th century, with worn cast decoration consisting of cross motif in centre, interlace in four quadrants around. Single lug and catch-plate on reverse.
See (S2) and (S3).
S. Margeson (NCM), 28 November 1990.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Illustration: Penn, K. [Unknown]. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S4>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch. Film. Unknown.
<S5>Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch. Film. Unknown.

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