Record Details

NHER Number:34280
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1994 and 1996 recovered a ?Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint blade; Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval pottery; Roman and medieval coins and a number of other Late Saxon to post-medieval metal objects. The metal items include a Late Saxon box hasp; a Late Saxon/medieval barrel padlock; medieval dress accessories, bell and enamelled harness stud and a post-medieval buckle.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 83 43
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM NORTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1994 to 1996. Metal-detecting.
1 ?Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint blade.
1 Bronze Age pottery sherd (?food vessel - v-shaped impression possibly made with bird bone) (S1).
2 Iron Age pottery sherds.
5 Roman coins and 10 pottery sherds.
2 Middle Saxon pottery sherds (pimply Ipswich ware).
5 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford-type ware) and 1 box hasp.
1 Late Saxon/medieval barrel padlock
2 medieval coins, 53 pottery sherds (5 unglazed Grimston, 19 unglazed, 28 glazed Grimston, 1 glazed Scarborough), 8 buckles, 2 strap-ends, 1 vessel sheet fragment, 2 'paperclip' vessel repairs, bell with white metal coating and 1 harness stud with arms of England in enamel. See illustration in (S2).
2 ?medieval weights/spindle-whorls.
1 medieval/post-medieval copper alloy ring.
1 post-medieval buckle.
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), prehistoric pottery by S. Percival (NAU), coins by J. Davies (NCM), other metal objects by H. Geake (NCM) and S. Ashley (NLA) and other finds by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and full descriptions in file. Discoveries reported in (S3).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 March 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: LGS 7, 8.
<S2>Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2000. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 516-521. p 517.

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