Record Details

NHER Number:34396
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Early Saxon metalworking site

Summary

A wide range metal finds have been recovered here by metal detecting. Highlights include a Late Iron Age coin, part of a Roman spoon, many Early Saxon fragments of brooches and other personal ornaments and a medieval cauldron foot. The Early Saxon metal finds would suggest the site is an Early Saxon cremation cemetery, but the absence of Early Saxon pottery from the site makes this unlikely. It may be an Early Saxon metalworking site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG22SW
Parish:AYLSHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1996. Metal detecting.
Roman coins. I.D. J. A. Davies (NCM). See list in file.
Early Saxon fragments of brooch, wrist clasp and bracelet and miscellaneous objects.
Early 7th century pyramided sword belt stud.
Roman spoon handle and a strap fitting.
Medieval buckle and suspension ring.
Two Roman sherds, greyware.
Medieval and post medieval sherds.
9th century strap end.
Medieval copper alloy cauldron lef
Medieval gilded copper alloy buckle
Post medieval copper alloy pendant.
Medieval or post medieval pot mend
Medieval sword belt fitting
Medieval silver brooch.
Medieval pot.
Iron Age Thurrock type potin (high tin copper alloy) coin.
Information from A. Rogerson (NLA).
W. Milligan (NCM), 26 June 1996.

Monument Types

  • CREMATION CEMETERY? (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • METAL WORKING SITE? (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BRACELET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • Pyramid Mount (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (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)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIVET (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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