Record Details

NHER Number:25161
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval tofts and multi-period finds

Summary

The remains of medieval tofts are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. An Iron Age or Roman brooch, and medieval and post medieval coins and metalwork, including part of a 14th century dog leash or belt fitting, found by metal detecting.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 67 06
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1 July 1976. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Positive cropmarks of toft(s).
D. Voisey (NLA) 13 February 1995.

1988. Metal detecting find.
Copper alloy rectangular moulded strap or belt fitting, or dog leash, with decorated openwork strap end on one side and swivelling tag on the other, 14th century. Decoration on strap end is fleur de lys on scored ground and openwork 'arch' containing tendril and leaf.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM)
W. Milligan (NCM) 29 February 1989.

1989, December. Found with metal detecting.
Medieval coins and metalwork.
List in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 8 January 1990.

1992. Fieldwalking and Metal-detector Survey and Watching Brief.
Marham/Stow Bridge Pipeline.
Initial field survey of pipeline route followed by monitoring of topsoil stripping and excavation of pipe trench.
4 medieval pottery sherds (1 sherd glazed Grimton, 3 unglazed Grimston, 1 bowl rim of latter).
See report (S1) for further details and full finds list.
E. Rose (NAU) 14 December 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 March 2015.

1998. Metal detecting. At [1].
Iron Age/Roman one piece Colchester brooch, with stubs of flat wings, a forward facing hook and one turn of the spring surviving. The bow is relatively chunky and of flattened section; the foot is a bit bent and only a stub of catchplate survives. Late Iron Age or Roman. 1st century AD.
Identified by H. M. Geake (A&E)
K. Sussams (NCM) 13 May 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-125-483.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-125-484.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-125-485.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1993. Report of Fieldwork on the Marham/Stow Bridge Pipeline, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 24.

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