Record Details

NHER Number:29273
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman, Middle Saxon and Late Saxon settlement

Summary

The site of a possible Roman, Middle Saxon and Late Saxon settlement has been identified in East Walton. Metal-detecting between 1992 and 2013 recovered prehistoric pot boilers; Roman and Late Saxon pottery sherds; the upper stone of a Roman beehive-type quern made from Hertfordshire Puddingstone; Late Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins; medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval tokens; post-medieval jettons and Bronze Age to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Bronze Age awl and spearhead; a Late Bronze Age awl and chisel; a Late Iron Age/early Roman brooch, an incomplete Roman plate brooch of Continental origin; an Early Saxon potter's stamp; a Middle/Late Saxon brooch; part of a medieval swivel for a leash decorated with stylised animal heads and a post-medieval scabbard chape.

Images

  • Early Saxon cruciform brooch from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Late Saxon strap-end from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval belt mount from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval belt mount from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Iron Age LaTene brooch from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Roman lion bow brooch from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Early Saxon mount or belt fitting from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Iron Age LaTene brooch from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Middle Saxon ansate brooch from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval buckle from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval strap end from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval book fitting from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval knife from NHER 29273  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF71NW
Parish:EAST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1992. Metal detecting. Whole field.
Bronze Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval metalwork.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval coins.
See lists in file.
Information from member of the public [1].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 November 1992.

November - December 1995. Metal detecting.
Generally located finds and two areas (plan (S1) in file).
Late Bronze Age spearhead (S2 and S3).
Iron Age terret (S2 and S4).
Roman (S5), Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
Roman, medieval and post medieval coins.
Post medieval tokens.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 January 1996.

Autumn 1996. Metal detecting.
Roman strap end.
Early Saxon brooch.
Late Saxon mount.
Medieval metalwork, (S6).
Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval coins etc.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 January 1997.

Autumn 1999. Fieldwalking.
Pot boilers.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval sherds.
Shell.
See list in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 December 1999.

Before 8 March 2004. Metal detecting. All finds from southern part of field.
One Iron Age and thirty four Roman coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 April 2004.

2005, before 28 January. Metal detecting.
Twenty-seven Roman, one medieval and two post medieval coins.
Iron Age, Roman, ?Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon (S7), medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 April 2005.

November 2005.
Site of possible Roman, Middle and Late Saxon settlement.
D. Robertson (NLA) & A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 November 2005.

Before 4 November 2006. Metal detecting.
Thirteen Roman coins and a coin blank, two medieval coins.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 June 2006.

Before 2 November 2007. Metal detecting.
Three Iron Age, eight Roman, two medieval and one post-medieval coin.
Possible Bronze Age (S8), Roman, Early Saxon (S9), medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 February 2008.

November 2008. Metal detecting.
167 Roman, six medieval and two post-medieval coins, two post-medieval jettons, Late Bronze Age (S10 and S11), Iron Age/Roman, Roman, Roman/Early Saxon, Early Saxon (S12), Middle Saxon, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon (S13 and S14) , Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects.
See lists, maps and drawings in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 May 2010.

Before 22 November 2010 . Metal-detecting.
Two Late Iron Age, fifty-three Roman and two medieval coins; Middle Iron Age (S15), Late Iron Age/Roman, Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 28 June 2012.

Before 15 May 2012. Metal-detecting.
Five Late Iron Age, 111 Roman, six medieval and five post-medieval coins; one post-medieval jetton; Late Iron Age (S16), Roman, Early Saxon (S17), Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 28 June 2012.

November 2012-February 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
Area 180m (east to west) by 60m (north to south) centred on [3].
Late Iron Age/early Roman brooch.
Middle/Late Saxon brooch.
Medieval buckles, strap-ends, book clasp, lead weight and an end-cap from a scale-tang knife.
1 post-medieval token, scabbard chape and buckle.
Information from PAS import.
P. Watkins (HES), 1 May 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • AWL (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • CHISEL (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • HARNESS (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Iron Age - 400 BC to 101 BC)
  • BROOCH (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Iron Age to Roman - 20 AD to 60 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN BLANK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC PESTLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MIRROR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • MOUNT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • NAIL CLEANER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman to Early Saxon - 43 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PLATE BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SURGICAL INSTRUMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • MOUNT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • MOUNT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POTTERS STAMP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 800 AD to 900 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • EAR RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COLANDER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LEASH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MIRROR CASE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD to 1250 AD)
  • COIN (12th Century to 13th Century - 1195 AD to 1205 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 13th Century - 1200 AD to 1300 AD)
  • BUCKLE (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1205 AD to 1207 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 14th Century - 1230 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • KNIFE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • STRAP END (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • STRAP END (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • WEIGHT (13th Century to 16th Century - 1300 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (14th Century to 15th Century - 1350 AD to 1500 AD)
  • BUCKLE (14th Century to 15th Century - 1350 AD to 1500 AD)
  • KNIFE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • KNIFE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • SPUR (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---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>Map: Finder's Map..
<S3>Illustration: Rogerson, A.. 1995. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age spearhead.. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: White, S.. 1996. Drawing of an Iron Age copper alloy terret mount. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 1995. Drawing of an Early Saxon pot stamp.. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1997. Drawing of a medieval strap clasp.. Paper. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2005. Drawing of a Late Saxon unidentified object.. Film. 2:1.
<S8>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of a Bronze Age small awl.. Film. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of an Early Saxon escutcheon and integral hook of a hanging bowl.. Film. 2:1.
<S10>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age tanged chisel.. Film. 1:1.
<S11>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age probable awl.. Film. 1:1.
<S12>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Early Saxon silver gilt mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S13>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S14>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon sheet hooked tag.. Film. 2:1.
<S15>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a Middle Iron Age Foot of La Tène I brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S16>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2012. Drawing of a Late Iron Age Birdlip brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S17>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy S-shaped mount or belt fitting.. Film. 2:1.

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