Record Details

NHER Number:25343
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow and multi-period finds


Faint marks of medieval ridge and furrow cultivation are visible on 1946 aerial photographs. Metal detecting between 1989 and 2002 recovered some 125 Roman coins, together with a Saxon brooch, two medieval coins, including a rare one from Scotland and a medieval seal matrix.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 65 10
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

March 1987
Very low ridge and furrow. Probably continues westwards; very overgrown. Faintly visible on RAF 1946 air photograph. Information from R. Silvester (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 18 July 1989

September 1989.
Found in a 'restricted' area.
Eighteen Roman coins
See list for details
A. Rogerson (NAU), 6 October 1989

October 1989.
Ten more Roman coins (see list in file)
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 10 November 1989.

Autumn 1989.
Thirteen more Roman coins, numbers 29 to 41 (See coin list in file)
A. Rogerson (NAU), 6 December 1989

February to April 1990. Metal detecting.
Thirty Roman coins (See coin list)
Long cross penny Edward II CIVITAS DVNELM Crozier on long cross.
Bishop Kellawe, 1310-c.1318. North Class XI-XIII.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 9 April 1990.

January 1991.
Five more Roman coins (Identified by D. Gurney (NAU) see list in file)
Very debased 9th century leaf-shaped strap end with very worn animal head terminal. Broken at split end at rivet hole. Panel on surface possibly once inlaid with niello. Identified by S. Margeson (NAU).
Photographed (S1).
Penny of Robert II of Scotland, Edinburgh mint 1371-1390 (scarce).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 22 February 1991.

April-May 1991.
Thirteen more Roman coins (see list in file)
A. Rogerson (NAU), 5 June 1991

Early 1992. Metal detecting.
Twelve more Roman coins (numbers 90 to 101). Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Bronze 14th century circular seal matrix, handle with moulded collar and suspension hole. Shows man seated in profile, with a barrel in front of him and a ewer below.
GODE WINE I DD/RAV (good wine I draw). Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
To be photographed.
See (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 October 1992.

April 2002. Metal detecting.
Area of previous finds slightly extended.
Twenty four Roman coins.
Early Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF HSL-UK-69-8157-7028.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: FTT 24-5.
<S2>Article in Serial: Geake, H., Rogerson, A. and Ashley, S. 1999. Medieval Seal Matrices from Norfolk, 1996-1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 353-358. no 63, p 356.

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