Record Details

NHER Number:16294
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


An Early Saxon iron spearhead was dug up in a garden in 1980. Further investigation recovered a fragment of prehistoric pottery, flint flakes, a possible fragment of Early Saxon shield boss and pieces of post medieval pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2979 3778
Map Sheet:TG23NE

Full description

July 1980. Ingleside Hotel.
In vegetable garden, below crest of gentle slope to east. Dug up from about 300mm deep.
Iron spearhead of Swanton type E3, (S1).
Further details and x-rays in file.
Information from M. Warren (Cromer Museum) via A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 14 July 1980.

15 July 1980.
Site visited by A. Rogerson.

Spearhead had been found with point upwards facing northwest. At findspot was found a fragment of iron sheet (from above flange of shield boss? But 24cm diameter too great).

Also iron strip fragment, surviving length 53mm, width 20mm.
Bodysherd, hard, occasional organic elongated inclusions, varying deep pink to grey, undatable.

8m west of findspot, one body sherd flint gritted prehistoric pot and two flint flakes.

10m north, one post medieval sherd, red with brown exterior and spotted glaze.
Spearhead to be donated too?
A. Rogerson (NAU), 16 July 1980.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to 19th Century - 1000000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SHIELD? (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Yardley, C. J. 2011. The Mun Valley: Historic landscape Assessment and Landscape Character Assessment for Norfolk Coast Project. p 16.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of an Early Saxon spearhead.. Film. 1:1.

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