Record Details

NHER Number:34750
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval mortar


Half of the base of a medieval mortar made of shelly limestone containing many fossils was found somewhere in Dersingham before being used in a rockery.

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Full description

About 1950-1980. Found by grandfather of [1] somewhere in this area and placed by him in a rockery at Dersingham from where it was retrieved by [2].
Half base of mortar of highly fossiliferous shelly limestone, 22.5cm (9 inches) across by 12.5 cm (5 inches) wide (original therefore around 25cm (10inches)) with projecting lug of one inch which rises from a raised band around the base. Similar to mortars of shelly limestone?Quarr stone discussed in (S1) some of which come from this area.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 December 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MORTAR (VESSEL) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Clarke, H. & Carter, A. 1977. Excavations in King's Lynn 1963-1970..
<S1>Monograph: Clake, H. & Carter, A.. 1977. Excavations in King's Lynn, 1963-1970.. 1.

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