Record Details

NHER Number:23633
Type of record:Monument
Name:Worked flints, Iron Age to post medieval objects


Fieldwalking in 1987 noted a general scatter of Iron Age, Roman and medieval pottery fragments and a piece of medieval roof tile. Metal detecting between 1998 and 2004 recovered a range of objects, including a Roman cosmetic mortar, two Middle Saxon pins, a Late Saxon stirrup strap mount, a very elaborate medieval horse harness pendant and a medieval jetton.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 66 11
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

6 March 1987. Former allotments southeast of [1]. Fenland fieldwalking, weathered ploughsoil.
Context 1 general scatter odd Iron Age? And medieval sherds and occasional flint WGY BE. Also medieval roof tile.
Context 2 at [3] limited concentration of Iron Age? pottery and few burnt pebbles. Also quite a few fragments of cinder (?not associated) and few medieval sherds. On south side island but below and north of crest. 29m maximum diameter at 10.1m OD. WGY 17. Finds NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU), 23 March 1987.

Context 3 at [2]; few sherds of Iron Age? Pottery spread over area of about 15m diameter, not apparently continuous with Context 2.
WGY BD. Details as above.

Some of the material from Context 1 has been reidentified as Roman pottery; also some from context 3 as medieval
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders

November 1998. Metal detecting.
Very elaborate, probably late 12th century horse harness pendant.
See description, drawing (S1) and blazon by S.J. Ashley (NAU) in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 29 December 1998.

December 1998. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount
Roman cosmetic mortar
Medieval, post medieval and undated metal finds
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 29 January 1999.

November-December 2004. Metal-detecting.
2 Middle Saxon pins.
1 medieval jetton, 2 buckle frames and 1 harness fitting (gilt).
1 medieval/post-medieval sword chape.
1 ?post-medieval dress fitting and 1 unidentifed object.
1 post-medieval/modern lapel badge and 1 trade weight.
Jetton identified by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 January 2004.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 25 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Undated)

Associated Finds

  • FINGER RING (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COSMETIC MORTAR (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY 17. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY BD. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY BE. FENS.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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