Record Details

NHER Number:7154
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Various finds have been recovered during fieldwalking and metal-detecting on the site of Ryburgh Hall (NHER 60091) and the fields to the north. These finds include Mesolithic, Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age and undatable prehistoric worked flints; Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; medieval glazed floor tiles; medieval and medieval/post-medieval brick fragments; medieval and post-medieval coins and Roman to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a Roman copper alloy armlet; a Mid-Late Saxon strap end; a medieval pilgrim ampulla, harness pendants, mounts and stud, buckles and knife-handle terminal; a ?medieval key and buckle; a medieval/post-medieval finger seal ring and a post-medieval coin weight, dress accessories and mount.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 95 27
Map Sheet:TF92NE
Parish:RYBURGH, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Various finds recovered from large area that includes the site of Ryburgh Hall (now recorded as NHER 60091).

Winter 1975-Summer 1976. Field Survey.
Survey of earthworks by D. Yaxley and N. Virgoe (NARG). Area also fieldwalked (material collected some time after ploughing). Finds recovered from the field containing site of Ryburgh Hall included:
Medieval pottery sherds.
Medieval/post-medieval brick fragments (16th century).

Finds recovered from the field to the north included:
Undatable prehistoric worked flints of unspecified types.
1 Mesolithic flint microlith.
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age 'slug knife' [plano convex knife].
Roman pottery sherds.
Middle Saxon pottery sherds (Ipswich Ware).
Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford Ware)
Medieval pottery sherds (including unglazed and Grimston), bricks and glazed floor tiles.
1 ?medieval key and 1 buckle.
Medieval/post-medieval (Tudor) bricks and roof tiles.
Post-medieval pottery sherds (16th-19th century).
Patches of slag, bones and shell also reported. Finds seen by P. Wade Martins and A. Rogerson (NAU).
Information from (S1). See also NARG field recording sheets in file.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 2 July 2014.

1977. Middle Saxon, ?Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds.
1982. Lead coin forgery? Post medieval; found metal detecting.
1984 to 1985. Medieval and post medieval coins.
1985. Medieval ampulla.
1986. Medieval coin.
1987. Medieval coin.
1989. Medieval harness.
1991. Metal detecting. Middle Saxon strap end, Beaker arrowhead.
1992 to 3. Metal detecting. Medieval coin.
Full list in file.

Before 11 April 2001. Metal-detecting.
Roman, medieval, post medieval (S2) and undatable metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 February 2002.

July 2001. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks associated with construction of tennis court.
Unstratified finds recovered included Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery, glass, animal bone and a range of medieval to modern metal objects.
The only archaeological feature encountered was an east-to-west aligned earthwork bank, which has been recorded under NHER 60091.
See report (S3) and NHER 60091 for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S4).
D. Gurney (NLA), 5 October 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 2 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Unknown date)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN MOULD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NAU. [unknown].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. 2001. Drawing of a post-medieval ?mount from Ryburgh. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Emery, P. 2001. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at The Manor House, Great Ryburgh. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 618.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 174.

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