Record Details

NHER Number:1065
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1973 noted a scatter of worked flints which included piece of possible Mesolithic and Bronze Age date. Roman, Early Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery was also recovered, along with fragments of tile and fired clay.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 970 195
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:NORTH ELMHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1973. Fieldwalking.
Scatter of finds recovered along the edge of Great Wood:
1 undatable prehistoric pottery sherd (flint and sand tempered rim sherd - Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age?)
140 prehistoric worked flints, including 10 cores, 11 blade cores, 2 core rejuvenation flakes, 2 fragments of irregular waste, 41 flakes, 49 blades (including a fragment with edge gloss), 23 scrapers (many with steep coarse retouch), 1 retouched flake and 1 possible flaked axe fragment (S1). These were not individually dated, although it was suggested that the assemblage was possibly predominantly Mesolithic and Bronze Age.
10 Roman pottery sherds, including 9 greyware sherds and 1 mortarium base.
38 Early Saxon/?Early Saxon pottery sherds, including several decorated sherds. See drawings (S2).
1 medieval Grimston ware pottery sherd.
2 post-medieval pottery sherds.
4 undated tile fragments (suggested as possibly Saxon).
3 undatable fired clay fragments.
Finds initially recorded by M. Carr, 20 August 1982, see list and descriptions in file. Pottery identifications subsequently checked by A. Rogerson (NAU) and R. Rickett and flint identifications corrected by F. Healy (see list in file).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 August 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TILE (Unknown date)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DEBITAGE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1974. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1974. No 21. p 4.
---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 - Early Saxon. Elmham (North).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1982. Drawing of a ?Neolithic flaked flint axehead fragment. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1982. Drawings of Early Saxon pottery sherds. Film. 1:1.

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