Record Details

NHER Number:6825
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval pottery production site and multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking and partial excavation in 1968 to 1970 recovered evidence of a possible medieval pottery production site. This included a medieval to post medieval pottery sherds, as well as a hearth and walls of uncertain date. Other finds from this site included Mesolithic/Neolithic flaked flint axeheads, Neolithic polished axeheads and a pick and a range of medieval and post medieval metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 27 34
Map Sheet:TG23SE
Parish:TRUNCH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1968 to 1972.
Fieldwalking and part excavation of possible medieval pottery production site.
Medieval to post medieval sherds and Neolithic axe; wall and hearth.
Possible Early Saxon sherd. See drawings (S1) and (S2).

1970. Stray Find.
Found by [1] at Context 3 ([2]):
1 Neolithic polished flint axe. Not initially seen by NCM but amongst a collection a flint object that were seen and drawn in 1991 - see below.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 June 2014.

1986.
Found with metal detector.
Medieval metalwork and coins, post medieval metalwork, also medieval to post medieval pottery.
Potboilers, Neolithic flint.
See detailed list in secondary file.
See site plans (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 19 March 1990.

Pre 1990. Stray Find.
In 1991 a number of flint implements from Trunch were seen by J. J. Wymer (NAU) and drawn by P. Robins (NCM). These appear to have been objects found by [1] and were identified as:
2 Neolithic flaked flint axeheads, one reminiscent of Mesolithic. See (S4), which notes that both are possibly Mesolithic.
1 Neolithic flint pick. See (S5).
2 Neolithic polished axeheads. Late Neolithic, one very late. See (S6) and (S7). One was probably the axehead that had been found and reported in 1970 (see above).
It was noted that the finder was very vague about the provenance of these objects, and that one or more may be from the area of NHER 28291.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Unknown date)
  • WALL (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HEARTH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PICK (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CANDLE HOLDER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DAGGER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Trunch.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Trunch.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Trunch [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Trunch.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1968. Drawings of medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1968. Drawings of medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds. Card. 1:1.
<S3>Map: Annotated map of finds.
<S4>Illustration: Robins, P. 1991. Drawings of two Mesolithic/Neolithic flaked flint axeheads from Trunch. Paper. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Robins, P. 1991. Drawing of a Neolithic flint pick. Paper. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Robins, P. 1991. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: Robins, P. 1991. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.

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