Record Details

NHER Number:33999
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval and post medieval pottery and metal items, Roman pottery and pot boilers, Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline project

Summary

An NAU watching brief that carried out fieldwalking and metal detecting in advance of the Bacton to Great Yarmouth gas pipeline recovered an expansive spread of medieval and post medieval finds with minor concentrations at this site. The finds included 15th to 16th century pottery, a late medieval copper alloy strap mount, a medieval lead vessel repair and a medieval lead weight or spindle whorl. Post medieval glazed red earthenware pottery fragments and post medieval building material, Roman pottery and prehistoric pot boilers were also found at this site.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 3974 2034
Map Sheet:TG32SE
Parish:CATFIELD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
LUDHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
POTTER HEIGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January-April 1997. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed route of Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline (Field/Location RDX 20.1).
Scatters of medieval and post medieval material were recorded. The 'thin but expansive spread' of medieval material included 15th to 16th century pottery, a late medieval copper alloy strap mount, a lead vessel repair and a lead weight or spindle whorl. Post medieval remains consisted of glazed red earthenware pottery fragments and building material, concentrated in the north and centre of the plot. Three pot boilers and two sherds of Roman pottery were also recovered.
See report (S1) for further details.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.55 and NWHCM : 2017.395).
E. Rose (NLA) November 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Contractor Report: Bates, S. and Crowson, A. 2004. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design for Archaeological Excavations and Watching Brief on the Bacton to Great Yarmouth Gas Pipeline, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 924.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1999. Chance to look at past. 31 May.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1997. Bacton to Great Yarmouth Power Station Pipeline Archaeological Fieldwalking Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 262. RDX 20.1.

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