Record Details

NHER Number:5092
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds


Between 1975 and 2014 undated fragments of shell and a quern stone; Roman and post-medieval pottery sherds; post-medieval roof tile fragments and clay tobacco pipe fragments and Early Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects were recovered as stray finds and through metal-detecting. The metal finds include an Early Saxon girdle hanger; a medieval/post-medieval lead weight and a post-medieval furniture fitting.
Aerial photography of this site has also revealed cropmarks relating to a Roman road, possible long barrow and ring ditch and a Royal Observer Corps post. These are now recorded under NHER 30288, 53339 and 53340-3.


  • Early Saxon girdle-hanger from NHER 5092  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 24 02
Map Sheet:TG20SW

Full description

The cropmarks formerly recorded here are now recorded under NHER 30288, 53339 and 53340-3.

March 2009. Norfolk NMP.
This number now only relates the findspot. The cropmarks are now recorded under separate numbers. The possible long barrow is now NHER 53340 and the ring ditch is NHER 53339. The Roman road is now NHER 30288 and the boundaries and fields likely to be contemporary with the Roman road. NHER 53343 is a rectangular enclosure and associated fields of possible Iron Age date. The Royal Observer Corps (ROC) monitoring post is now recorded NHER 53342. All unphased and undated cropmarks are recorded under NHER 53341.
S. Horlock (NMP), 24 March 2009.

1975. Stray find.
5 oyster shells.
A. Beckham (HES), 27 February 2014.

14 August 1975. Stray finds during site visit by E. Rose.
Oyster and cockle shell.
Post-medieval pottery sherds, clay tobacco pipe fragments and 19th century tile.
A. Beckham (HES), 27 February 2014.

Pre 1988.
Roman sherd and lava quern reported.
See details in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 23 April 1990.

July-August 2013. Metal-detecting. [1].
Early Saxon gridle hanger.
Post-medieval furniture handle escutcheon.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 November 2013.

January-February 2014. Metal-detecting. Site extended 35m to the south. [2].
Medieval/post-medieval lead weight.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 1 April 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 500 AD to 550 AD)
  • WEIGHT (13th Century to 16th Century - 1300 AD to 1600 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1730 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.

Related records - none

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