Record Details

NHER Number:34859
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Early Saxon burials and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting between 1997 and 2012 recovered a Neolithic flint flake; Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon and medieval pottery sherds; a Late Saxon and medieval whetstones; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins and undated, Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include undated metalworking debris; an Iron Age brooch; a Roman brooch and part of a spoon; an Early Saxon bow brooch, mount, pair of tweezers and wrist clasp fragment; a Middle Saxon spoon; medieval and post-medieval dress accessories and thimbles; a medieval papal bulla of Edward I; a medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragment and a post-medieval furniture fitting. The nature of the Early Saxon finds may suggest the presence of Early Saxon inhumation burials.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM19SW
Parish:CARLETON RODE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1997. Metal detecting.
Iron Age brooch.
Early Saxon objects (suggesting burials).
Medieval and post medieval objects.
One Roman, one medieval and one post medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 June 1999.

2000 to before 10 March 2003. Metal detecting.
Roman, Early Saxon and Middle Saxon sherds.
Two Roman and one post medieval coin.
Early Saxon strap end of Kentish type, previously identified as Middle Saxon, see (S1).
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists and (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 24 May 2003, amended 14 October 2011.

Before 12 July 2004. Metal detecting.
Roman brooch and spoon.
Iron Age or Early Saxon sherd.
Post medieval buckle.
Molten copper alloy droplets.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 November 2004.

Before 17 July 2006. Metal detecting.
Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
One Roman and two post medieval coins.
Possible Roman metal object.
Middle Saxon spoon, see (S3).
Medieval or post medieval vessel leg.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 November 2006.

Before 12 July 2012. Metal-detecting.
Probably Neolithic flint flake.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 September 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY? (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BOW BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPOON (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOW BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP END (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SPOON (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BULL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 2003. Drawing of an Early Saxon strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2006. Drawing of a Middle Saxon spoon. Film. 2:1.

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