Record Details

NHER Number:29902
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

A range of multi-period finds have been recovered from the garden of the property during gardening and metal-detecting between 1993 and 2012. The most intriguing finds were an Iron Age jar rim fragment, a Late Saxon key handle influenced by Viking designs, a sherd of Saxon Thetford Ware with diamond rouletted decoration, fragments of medieval laminated window glass and an unidentified object, perhaps a floor tile or wet stone made of sandstone or quartzite.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 70 40
Map Sheet:TF74SW
Parish:RINGSTEAD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 21 October 1988. Stray Find.
Found in back garden by owner [1]:
3 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford-type ware).
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM), see notes in file [2].
P. Watkins (HES), 8 August 2016.

February 1993. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon, possibly Viking influenced, ?key handle terminal.
Late Saxon openwork handle or buckle/hasp fragment.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM)
L. Brewster (KLM) 22 July 1993.

Early 1999. Found in garden by [1].
Identified by A. Rogerson:
Roman greyware base sherd.
Probable Roman body sherd, possibly colour-coated ware.
Medieval unglazed ware body sherd, 11th-15th century.
Late medieval body sherd (Late medieval/Transitional) 15th-16th century.
K. Hinds (NAU).

Before 26 July 2001. Found in garden.
Medieval sherds and medieval floor tile.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 January 2002.

2001-2003. Found in a very restricted area in garden, in and around a seam of mollusca.
Pottery sherds:
Thetford type: three jar, two bowl, one storage jar rims, nine body - including one with diamond roullete.
Medieval unglazed: one wide flanged bowl rim (probably Grimston) and nine bodysherds.
Nine glazed Grimston including odd strap handle with frilled edges and jar with external glaze.
One Late medieval/early post medieval Raeren stoneware frilled base.
Seven fragment opaque laminating window glass, medieval.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 June 2003.

Before 4 November 2010. Finds description.
Iron Age pot sherd and post-medieval metal objects.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 24 November 2010.

16 October 2012. Stray finds while gardening.
One Roman, one medieval and one post-medieval pottery sherd.
Unidentified object, perhaps a floor tile or wet stone made of sandstone or quartzite.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 2 November 2012.

November 2012. Metal-detecting.
Prehistoric flint flakes.
One prehistoric to early medieval sherd of pottery.
One Late Saxon sherd of pottery.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 December 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Medieval - 4000 BC to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Bronze Age to Medieval - 2350 BC to 1100 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 850 AD to 1100 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW GLASS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (12th Century to 13th Century - 1150 AD to 1300 AD)
  • POT (15th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

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