Record Details

NHER Number:4511
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Prehistoric to medieval period objects have been found by metal-detecting, including a fragment of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead, a Late Bronze Age chisel, a Roman snake bracelet, a Late Roman finger ring, a Viking 9th or 10th century brooch, an Early Saxon brooch, a 13th century buckle, and medieval harness mounts. The late Saxon and medieval objects may be related to the possible site of a medieval chapel (NHER 62401) in the immediate vicinity.

Images

  • Part of an Early Saxon small-long brooch from Marham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • A bronze lozenge form openwork brooch of Viking type dating to the 9th to 10th century from Marham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • A probable Late Saxon rectangular silver object with niello inlay from Marham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 71 08
Map Sheet:TF70NW
Parish:MARHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The possible Chapel of St Guthlac previously recorded under this number is now recorded under NHER 62401.
H. Hamilton (HES), 15 November 2017.

16 August 1979. Visit. Location [1].
The site visit previously recorded under this number is now recorded under NHER 62401.
H. Hamilton (HES), 15 November 2017.

Late 1985. Metal detecting survey over hill crest.
Late Bronze Age socketed axe fragment.
Roman bronze bracelet, simple terminals. 2nd to 3rd century plain snakeshead terminals, blocks of spiral grooved ornament on bow.
Early Saxon small-long brooch foot (S6).
A. Rogerson (NAU), January 1986.

Winter 1986/spring 1987. As above.
Bronze finger ring with moulded decoration and glass bezel, late Roman.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), May 1987.

Summer 1987. Further metal detecting finds. Not individually located.
Rectangular silver object with niello inlay. Two silver rivets on back attached to fragments of bronze sheet which are ring and dot punched decoration. Probably Late Saxon. See (S3).
Bronze lozenge form openwork brooch of Viking type 9th-10th century. See (S7).
Bronze decorated buckle plate, 13th century. See (S4) for similar example.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 24 August 1987.

1996.
Prehistoric flint flake. See (S5).
Edward I halfpenny.
See list in file.
W. Milligan (NCM), 10 December 1996.

August/September 2006. Metal detecting.
Two medieval harness mounts.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 October 2006.

October/November 2006. Metal detecting.
Medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 December 2006.

Before October 2009. Metal detecting.
Late Bronze Age copper alloy chisel (S8), Late Saxon metal objects and 1 medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 May 2010.

Site extended to the entire field [1].
H. Hamilton (HES), 15 November 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 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

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CHISEL (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BRIDLE BIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CYY 19-21, CZC 12-16, CYY 19-21, EDR 17-24.
<S3>Illustration: Penn. A. 1985. Drawing of a Late Saxon unidentified rectangular silver object with niello inlay. Film. 2:1.
<S4>Publication: Fingerlin, I.. 1971. Gurtel des hohen und spaten Mittelalters. No 321.
<S5>Unpublished Document: Robins, P.A.. Lithic Report.
<S6>Illustration: Penn, K. 1985. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy small-long brooch foot plate. Film. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: White, S. 1987. Drawing of a Late Saxon copper alloy lozengiform openwork brooch of Viking type. Film. 2:1.
<S8>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2009. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy chisel. Film. 1:1.

Related records

62401Part of: Possible site of medieval chapel (Monument)
4504Related to: Site of medieval to post medieval cross (Monument)

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