Record Details

NHER Number:5272
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

An Early Saxon spindle whorl made from a piece of Roman pottery was found here, and a metal detectorist has recovered a Roman disc brooch. Many worked flints and prehistoric pottery fragments were identified as coming from this site after work on the records of several local collections.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 69 91
Map Sheet:TL69SE
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1963. In southwest corner of field.
Early Saxon spindle whorl made from Roman pot sherd.

Summer 1979. Metal detecting. Same site.
Roman brooch with enamelled decoration; related to group of disc brooches most common in 2nd century; consists of copper alloy disc with two finials; much of enamel now missing; some bright blue on finials, traces of red in central ring area; pin attachment on rear but pin missing.
KLM seen July 1979.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
E. Rose (NLA).

Pre 1996. Stray Finds.
An examination of various privately-held collections by F. Healy identified a range of prehistoric objects that are recorded as having been recovered in this here (although they may have been found across a much bigger area than indicated by the current mapped extent of this record).

The majority of these finds were in the Younge collection. Worked flints included:
1 multi-platform core.
43 flakes.
10 blades (of which four are white patinated and heavily corticated - ?Mesolithic)
1 Neolithic leaf arrowhead.
70 scrapers.
1 scale-flaked knife.
1 backed knife.
1 notched flake.
15 misc. retouched pieces.

Pottery sherds included:
9 Early Neolithic bowl sherds (flint tempered, one with out turned rim and hollow neck)
4 Beaker comb-impressed sherds.
1 late Beaker sherd(motif 33).
2 rusticated Beaker sherds.
11 indeterminate Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age sherds (of which one incised with row of chevrons).

Finds in the Orange collection included:
1 flake.
2 scrapers

See (S4) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 September 1992. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 October 2013.

Monument Types

  • 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 (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (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)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • KNIFE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Feltwell.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations. NCM.
<S3>Photograph: KLM. 1979. Roman disc brooch.
<S4>Monograph: Healy, F. 1996. The Fenland Project, Number 11: The Wissey Embayment: Evidence for pre-Iron Age Occupation. East Anglian Archaeology. No 78. Appendix 8 (Microfiche).

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