Record Details

NHER Number:24910
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric burnt mound and multi-period finds


A prehistoric pot boiler site, or burnt mound, was identified in 1988. Metal detecting on the site has recovered Roman pottery, a medieval ampulla and other metal finds, medieval coins and pottery and a post medieval coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 98 35
Map Sheet:TF93NE

Full description

1988. Context 1. Metal detecting finds and observations.
Lead ampulla, comprises drawn flower within circle with cross hatched decoration in spandrels and zigzag border.
Other side, circles and cross hatching. Compare with example in (S1) which has a similar design on one face. Walsingham? (because of flower).
Fragment medieval copper alloy belt mount with 2 rivets, circular?, nicked edge?
Hammered? silver coin. Restamped on one face with 2 assay? marks and modern or post medieval 'BM' on other. Weight 1.0 gm.
Copper alloy sheet spoon bowl shaped. Offcut? Gilt on each face. Date?
Some medieval unglazed sherds.
Langerwehe stoneware.
Copper alloy buckle fragment, D-shaped, medieval.
Cut halfpenny Henry II cross and crosslets type 1158 to 1180.
Context 2. TF 9838 3563. Within same former field a pot boiler site with black soil.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 11 October 1988.

Metal detecting and fieldwalking. 'Field One'.
Twisted handle Grimston glazed.
Numbered finds see plan (omissions are non recorded objects) See plan in file.
2. Henry III long cross (voided). Identified by [1].
4. Henry III long cross (voided). Identified by [1].
6. Henry III long cross (voided). Identified by [1].
7. Edward I penny (voided). Identified by [1].
9. medieval copper alloy harness mount attachment bar, compare with example in (S2).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
10. Henry VIII halfpenny HDG ROSE SIE SPIA 1526 to 1544. Durham mint.
Henry VII type initial mark: star radiant.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU) July 1989.

1994. Generally located.
Roman and medieval sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 20 March 1995.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Spencer, B. 1980. Medieval Pilgrim Badges from Norfolk. Vol 41. No 41.
<S2>Publication: 1940. LMMC. Fig 40; No 2.

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