Record Details

NHER Number:35205
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

A Roman coin was found here in 1980. Fieldwalking in 2000 recovered a Neolithic (or possibly Mesolithic) flaked flint axe/adze; medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds and post-medieval brick and tile fragments. A fieldwalking and metal-detecting survey of part of this field in 2008 recovered a small number of additional items including prehistoric worked flints, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds and several post-medieval lead musket balls.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1266 3823
Map Sheet:TG13NW
Parish:BACONSTHORPE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BODHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1980. Stray Find.
Found on field surface at [1]:
1 Roman coin. Copper alloy of Postumus. Not seen by Norwich Castle Museum (NCM).
Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 23 September 1980. Information from (S1).
Previously recorded as NHER 16756.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 May 2019.

January-February 2000. Fieldwalking.
Area of mortared flints identified at [2]. Probably indicates site of building.
See NHER 35204.
P. Watkins (HES), 29 May 2019.

March-April 2000. Fieldwalking.
Found at western end of field in area marked as North Castle Field on 1807 estate map (S2) (Context 1):
1 Mesolithic or (more probably) Neolithic flaked flint axe/adze. See drawing (S3).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.

Found in area marked on 1807 estate map (S2) as Wash Pit Close (Context 2):
4 early post-medieval roof tile fragments and 2 brick fragments.
2 post medieval/late post medieval pantile fragments.
K. Hinds (NLA), 8 June 2000.
Previously recorded under NHER 35204 [3].

Found at eastern end of area marked as Brick Kiln Close on 1807 estate map (S2) (Context 3):
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (frilled base 16th-century stoneware).
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (Glazed Red Earthenware, late 16th to 18th century).
K. Hinds (NLA), 8 June 2000.
Previously recorded under NHER 35210 [4].

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 May 2019.

March-April 2008. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed route of Sheringham Shoals Offshore Windfarm Grid Connection (Field 23).
Finds recovered included:
1 prehistoric flint borer and 2 flakes.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd.
1 post-medieval coin, 2 pottery sherds, 1 copper alloy button, 1 copper alloy decorative sheet fitting, 1 cast iron ?gutter/down pipe fragment and 3 lead musket balls.
1 modern bullet.
2 undatable lead unidentified objects.
See report (S4) for further details. This work is also noted in (S5)
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.361).
Previously recorded under NHER 51439.
S. Howard (NLA), 19 November 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • BORER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (13th Century to 19th Century - 1300 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAIN PIPE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PANTILE (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)
  • BULLET (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. NHER 16756.
<S2>Unpublished Document: 1807. 1807 Estate Map.
<S3>Illustration: Robins, P. 2000. Drawing of a Mesolithic/Neolithic flaked flint axe/adze from Baconsthorpe. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Westall, S. and Smith, M. 2008. An Archaeological Fieldwalking and Metal-detector Survey Along the Route of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Onshore Grid Connection. NAU Archaeology. 1808a.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Hoggett, R. 2010. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2009. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLVI Pt I pp 135-147. p 146.

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