Record Details

NHER Number:25578
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ditch and multi-period finds

Summary

A medieval ditch and pottery was observed by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit in 1992, during the digging of a new pipe trench. Finds also recovered include an assemblage of pottery dating from the prehistoric to post-medieval period; Roman and medieval roof tile fragments; fragments of lava quern; Roman and medieval coins; a Roman brooch, lead sopindle whorl and a post-medieval button. Additional finds recovered by metal-detecting in this area are now recorded under NHER 58367.

Images - none

Location

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

Full description

1989. Metal detecting.
Roman and medieval finds previously recorded under this number is now recorded under NHER 58367.
A. Beckham (HES), 24 January 2014.

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.
Ditches with medieval sherds seen in section.
Roman sherds and tile.
Possible Late Saxon sherd.
Medieval and post-medieval sherds, tile, brick and lava querns.
Suggested as indicating occupation site nearby.
See report (S1) for further details and full finds list.
E. Rose (NAU) 14 December 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 March 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • POT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<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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