Record Details

NHER Number:30074
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

A possible Roman settlement site. Objects recovered during fieldwalking and metal-detecting include a Mesolithic blade, Neolithic polished axeheads, various undatable prehistoric worked flints, an Iron Age coin, Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery and Roman, Saxon, medieval and post medieval metalwork. The quantity and types of Roman finds suggest the presence of settlement during the period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG21NW
Parish:HORSHAM ST FAITH AND NEWTON ST FAITH, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Metal detecting.
Two Roman coins.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 20 September 1993.
Medieval convex harness pendant, saltire cross and lobes in between arms. Suspension loop.
W. Milligan (NCM), 27 September 1993.

1994. Metal detecting.
Eight Roman coins.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM), 21 February 1994.
Medieval harness pendant.
Medieval belt fitting.
Medieval belt chape.
Two early post medieval buckles.
See (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 February 1994.

1995. Metal detecting.
Roman protected loop terret.
W.F. Milligan (NCM), 31 January 1996.

1995. Metal detecting.
Fourteen 1st to 4th century Roman coins.
Identified by J.A. Davies (NCM).
See list in file
Roman brooch.
Viking brooch (S2).
Two medieval buckles.
One medieval finger ring.
Medieval copper alloy socketed arrowhead.
15th/16th century purse bar fragment.
Early post medieval book clasp.
Post medieval silver belt slide, lead weight.
Identified by W.F. Milligan (NCM) and A. Rogerson (NLA).
W.F. Milligan (NCM), 23 February 1996.

In addition to above, 1994 source adds that Roman greyware and Samian have been found - not seen yet by NLA/NCM.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 January 1997

1997. Fieldwalking by NAHRG, details to follow from [1].
Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Clay tobacco pipe fragment.
See list in file. There results of this work are also summarised in (S4).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 March 1997.

1997. Metal detecting.
Five Roman coins and metalwork.
Identified by J.A. Davies and H.M. Geake (NCM), November 1997.
See lists in file.
K. Sussams (NCM), 27 November 1997.

November/December 1997. Metal detecting.
Neolithic polished axe and worked flints.
Roman coins.
Late Saxon stirrup mount.
Post medieval book clasp.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 January 1998.

December 1997/January 1998. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 February 1998.

January/February 1998. Metal detecting.
Roman brooches and cosmetic mortar.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 March 1998.

February/March 1998. Metal detecting.
Roman and medieval coins.
Medieval jetton.
Roman terret, knob and ?Roman metalworking debris.
Medieval bronze object.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 April 1998.

March/April 1998. Metal detecting.
1 Mesolithic flint blade.
2 Roman coins, 1 pottery sherd, 1 brooch, 1 furniture knob (or similar), 1 figurine/mount (bald and bearded man's head) and 1 ?harness mount.
1 Middle Saxon/Late Saxon unusual strap end.
1 medieval horse-harness pendant, 1 cooking vessel handle and 1 purse frame.
Flint identified by P. Robins (NCM), coins by J. Davies (NCM) and other objects by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 May 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 May 2014.

April/May 1998. Metal detecting.
Two prehistoric worked flints.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval coins.
Roman and Early Saxon brooches.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 June 1998.

June/July 1998. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin.
Two medieval horse harness fittings (one possibly a belt fitting).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 August 1998.

July/August 1998. Metal detecting.
Neolithic polished axe, rechipped, (S3)
Two Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 September 1998.

October/November 1998. Metal detecting.
Roman coin.
Roman pendant.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 December 1998.

February/March 1999. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins.
Roman and medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 April 1999.

March/April 1999. Metal detecting.
Prehistoric worked flint
?Roman brooch fragment.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 May 1999.

June/July 1999. Metal detecting.
One medieval coin. See list in file.
Early post medieval copper alloy double-looped buckle frame, both loops oval, D-section. Narrow bar projecting slightly beyond frame. Three grooves on each outer edge.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 July 1999.

March to April 2000. Metal detecting.
One Roman coin.
Roman. Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 May 2000.

April to May 2000. Metal detecting.
One Iron Age coin and five Roman coins.
Three undatable prehistoric flints.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 June 2000.

May to June 2000. Metal detecting.
One medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 July 2000.

July/August 2001. Metal detecting.
Four Roman coins.
Roman metal objects.
Lists in file.
S. Ashley (NLA), 6 September 2001.

November/December 2002. Metal detecting.
Fourteen undatable prehistoric flints.
?Early Neolithic worked flints.
One sherd Samian pottery.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 January 2003.

March/April 2003. Metal detecting.
Undatable prehistoric flint flake.
Two medieval coins.
Medieval and post medieval objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 May 2003.

September/October 2005. Metal detecting.
Neolithic worked flints.
Three Roman coins.
Medieval strap end.
Two post medieval coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 November 2005.

March 2006.
The quantity and types of Roman finds suggest the presence of settlement during the period.
D. Robertson & A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 March 2006.

August/September 2006. Metal detecting.
Four Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 October 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (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

  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • STRIKE A LIGHT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (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 (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COSMETIC PESTLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PALETTE (COSMETIC) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPATULA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS HOOK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOBACCO PIPE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Correspondence: 1996. Correspondence regarding NHER 30074.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S2>Illustration: Holness, A.. 1996. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Robins, P.. 1998. Drawing of a Neolithic axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 199.

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