Record Details

NHER Number:40963
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval to post-medieval finds

Summary

Around 1982 a large collection of medieval to post-medieval objects was recovered during metal-detecting on the river bank at East Harling. This finds include dress accessories, furniture fittings, harness fittings and lead seals.

Images - none

Location

Parish:HARLING, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1982. Metal-detecting.
Various objects found by [1] at unknown locations on East Harling river bank.

A number of these finds were subsequently donated to Thetford Museum, including:
26 medieval buckles (THEHM : 1988.111).
6 medieval thimbles (THEHM : 1988.114).
1 medieval horse harness pendant (THEHM : 1988.116).
1 medieval purse bar (THEHM : 1988.120).
21 medieval and post-medieval buttons (THEHM : 1988.113).
16 medieval and post-medieval harness rings (THEHM : 1988.117).
1 post-medieval penknife (THEHM : 1988.121).
7 post-medieval lead shot (THEHM : 1988.115).
2 post-medieval clay pipe fragments (THEHM : 1988.118).
Information from museum records.

A second batch of finds with the same provenance is also held by the Thetford Museum. These include:
1 post-Roman terret (THEHM : 1990.17.16).
1 medieval belt fitting (THEHM : 1990.17.4).
4 medieval belt mounts (THEHM : 1990.17.5; THEHM : 1990.17.13).
1 medieval purse bars (THEHM : 1990.17.6).
1 medieval Byzantine lead seal (THEHM : 1990.17.11a).
1 ?medieval lead weight (THEHM : 1990.17.8).
1 medieval/post-medieval book clasp (THEHM : 1990.17.8).
1 medieval/post-medieval lid from set of weights (THEHM : 1990.17.14).
5 post-medieval belt mounts (THEHM : 1990.17.1).
1 post-medieval drawer handle (THEHM : 1990.17.2).
2 post-medieval mounts (THEHM : 1990.17.3; THEHM : 1990.17.9).
1 post-medieval ?box fitting (THEHM : 1990.17.15).
1 post-medieval cloth seal (THEHM : 1990.17.11b).
11 late post-medieval mounts, fittings and buttons (THEHM : 1990.17.10; THEHM : 1990.17.12).

See list in file. According to this list an Early Saxon brooch was also amongst the objects found, although this does not appear in the museum's records and no other details are recorded.
The lead seals were identified by G. Egan, see notes in file and polaroids (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 November 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 July 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Post Roman - 410 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Roman - 410 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LID (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOBACCO PIPE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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