Record Details

NHER Number:24088
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


Fieldwalking in 1987 noted prehistoric flints, a few Roman pottery fragments and iron slag, a piece of Saxon pottery and a general scatter of medieval pottery fragments. Subsequent metal-detecting in 1997 recovered a medieval spur.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6694 1174
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

19 October 1987. Field with clay pit west of Petticoat Drove, southwest sector of island. Fenland fieldwalking, weathered soil, young winter cereal. Context 1, general scatter odd medieval sherds, one Ipswich ware, odd flints. WGY BN.

Context 2 at 6709 1170 concentration sparse iron slag and some Roman Nene Valley sherds although not a great many. In fairly limited area south of old claypit on stony loam soil 53m northeast to southwest by 40m northwest to southeast maximum. WGY 19 at 23 to 26 feet OD. NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU), 19 October 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders

1997. Metal-detecting.
Found at Context 3:
1 medieval spur.
Discovery marked on map by Norwich Castle Museum but no description found [1].
P. Watkins (HES), 21 September 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY 19. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY BN. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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