Record Details

NHER Number:21843
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated cropmarks, Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery finds

Summary

Aerial photography revealed the cropmarks of a ditch, trackway and enclosures. Fieldwalking in 1990 noted a concentration of Roman pottery fragments in an area of linear marks, and to the east, another concentration of medieval and post medieval pottery fragments. Metal detecting in 2005 recovered a range of objects, including Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval coins.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG23SE
Parish:NORTH WALSHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

5 July 1976.
'Cropmarks' noted on Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs list.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 October 1985.

Grid reference confirmed as centre of field containing ring ditch (see Notes) and trackway and enclosure marks, not recently removed field boundaries as are the marks to south.
D. Edwards (NAU), 10 December 1985 and E. Rose (NAU), 7 September 1987.

February/March 1990. Fieldwalking produced two concentrations, one of Roman pottery on area of linear soilmarks, the other of medieval/post medieval sherds to east.
See plan and Norfolk Archaeological Research Group recording form in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 15 November 1990.

Visited 18 April 1996.
May/June 1995. Attempt to implement outline planning permission, granted 1990, for supermarket on western half of site. Fences erected, some topsoil stripped and four trenches excavated. Subject of legal dispute between developer and local planning authority. See sketch plan in file.
D.Gurney (NLA), 19 April 1996.

Summer 2005. Metal detecting. Finders' field 26.
One Iron Age, three Roman, three medieval and one post medieval coins.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 September 2006.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Oblique Aerial Photograph: BZC 94-5 = TG 2730-A.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: Riddler, I.. 2005. Digital photographs of Discovery Tours finds, Summer 2005. CD.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991-1999. [Articles on the planning of a supermarket in North Walsham].

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