Record Details

NHER Number:37256
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

Metal-detecting at this site between 2002 and 2010 recovered Mesolithic, Neolithic, Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age and undatable prehistoric worked flints; medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins; post-medieval tokens and jetton and Roman to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman bracelet; a ?Roman ?casket handle; medieval dress accessories, spur, harness fittings, harness pendant, rumbler bell and purse bar; a medieval/post-medieval candlestick and chafing dish and post-medieval dress accessories, pocket sundial/ring dial, harness fitting, rowel spur, furniture handle and lead weight.

The quantity and diversity of the medieval finds suggests that this may have been the site of a medieval settlement.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 10 30
Map Sheet:TG13SW
Parish:CORPUSTY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April-May 2002. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flake.
Medieval sherds.
Medieval and post-medieval coins.
Medieval buckles.
Early post-medieval harness fittings, dating from the 16th century.
Medieval sherds suggest settlement in southeast corner of field.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 June 2002.

May-June 2002. Metal-detecting.
Medieval buckle, a mount and a spur fragment.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 July 2002.

September-October 2003. Metal-detecting.
One Roman coin and medieval buckle.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 November 2003.

January/February 2004. Metal detecting.
2 undatable prehistoric flint scrapers, 1 borer, 3 miscellaneous retouched flakes, 5 cores and 17 flakes.
1 Mesolithic flint blade core.
1 Neolithic flint end scraper and 1 side scraper.
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint 'thumb nail' scraper.
2 medieval coins.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (late 15th-early 16th-century Raeren/Aachen jug).
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), coins by A. Marsden (NLA) and pottery by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 March 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 May 2014.

February-March 2004. Metal-detecting.
One medieval Boy Bishop token.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 April 2004.

March-April 2004. Metal-detecting.
Two medieval coins.
Roman bracelet fragment, and a casket handle.
Medieval hooked mount.
Post-medieval buckles.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 May 2004.

April-May 2004. Metal-detecting.
Medieval mount, bell and purse frame.
One post-medieval token.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 June 2004.

June-July 2005. Fieldwalking in southeast part of site.
Base sherd large Grimston jug, external glaze (weighing 46g).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 September 2005.

January-February 2007. Metal-detecting.
Neolithic piercer.
Medieval sherd.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 March 2007.

June-July 2008. Metal-detecting.
One medieval coin and a post-medieval hooked tag.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 September 2008.

August-September 2009. Metal-detecting.
Medieval buckle, medieval/post-medieval candlestick, post-medieval sundial and two coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 October 2009.

June-July 2010. Metal-detecting.
1 Mesolithic flint blade.
3 undatable prehistoric flint blades.
17 medieval pottery sherds (12 unglazed and 5 glazed Grimston) and 1 unfinished strap loop.
3 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (LMT) and 1 chafing dish fragment.
1 post-medieval jetton, 13 pottery sherds (9 Glazed Red Earthenware and 4 stoneware), 1 rowel spur and 1 lead weight.
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM), pottery by A. Rogerson (NLA), jetton by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See list and descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 August 2010. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BORER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • AWL (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SIDE SCRAPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • THUMB NAIL SCRAPER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CANDLESTICK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHAFING DISH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SUNDIAL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (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)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records - none

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