Record Details

NHER Number:23368
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds from between Hubbards Drove and Wood Hall Road

Summary

Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of prehistoric worked flints, pieces of medieval pottery and a few fragments of Roman pottery. A concentration of a small number of pieces of medieval pottery, a prehistoric flint scraper and one Iron Age fragment of pottery was recorded. Metal-detecting in 2011 and 2012 recovered medieval and post-medieval coins; a medieval jetton and 'peasant' finger ring and a post-medieval coin weight.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 62 98
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

10 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking.
Ploughed and cereal.

Context 1 general scatter. HLG AH. HLG U6 in (S1).
Flints across field but no concentrations.
Medieval pot scattered but becoming more prevalent to south and southwest.
Few Roman? sherds in west part of field and one handmade rim sherd which could be Ipswich ware.

Context 2 at 6265 9809. HLG AG.
Small group medieval sherds, also one flint scraper and one Iron Age sherd.
R. Silvester (NAU), 10 February 1987.

(S2) notes five Thetford sherds and one possible, but no Middle Saxon.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

March-April 2011. Metal-detecting.
Henry II Tealby penny.
See lists in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 4 May 2011.

August-September 2011. Metal-detecting.
Medieval jetton, post-medieval coin and coin weight.
See lists in file.
A. Marsden (HES), 5 October 2011.

December 2011-January 2012. Metal-detecting.
Post-medieval finger-ring.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 30 January 2012.

April-May 2012. Metal-detecting. [1].
1 medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Rogerson (HES), 6 June 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century - 1161 AD? to 1165 AD)
  • JETTON (14th Century - 1302 AD? to 1307 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1510 AD to 1521 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1650 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1575 AD to 1575 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1575 AD to 1580 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG AG. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG AH. FENS.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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