Record Details

NHER Number:1066
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds on land east of Spong Farm

Summary

Fieldwalking in the 1970s and 1980s recovered a variety of objects including a Neolithic chisel and arrowhead, and Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery fragments. Three small test pits were excavated in this field in 1998, but no archaeological finds or features were found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9869 1932
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:NORTH ELMHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1975. Fieldwalking.
Scatters of flints in Fields 22, 38 and 39 including polished flint 'chisel' (found at [1]).
Information from (S1) and (S2).
These finds were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1994.192.AS8364).

The Neolithic worked flints were examined by F. Healy and listed in (S3) as comprising flakes, retouched flakes, cores, blades, scrapers, a borer, a fragment of an end-polished chisel, and a fragment of a leaf-shaped arrowhead. See drawings (S4)/(S5), (S6), (S7)/(S8), several of which are reproduced in (S3).

Other objects recovered at this location included Roman, medieval and post-medieval pottery, fragments of lava quern and an undated buckle.
See note and lists of pre-1982 Spong fieldwalking finds in file.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 April 2019.

1979. Stray Find.
Found just to north of marl pit:
Flint flint scraper.
Information from (S1).
H. Hamilton (NLA), 17 December 2007.

November 1998. Excavation.
Three boreholes were excavated archaeologically by NAU.
No archaeological finds or features were identified.
Information from (S9) in secondary file.
E. Rose (NLA), 9 March 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 500000 BC to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Unknown date)
  • POT (Unknown date)
  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • BLADE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BORER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CHISEL (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POINT (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 NE 17.
<S3>Thesis: Healy, F. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. pp 8-10.
<S4>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1985. Drawing of a Neolithic leaf-shaped flint arrowhead. Film. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Healy, F. 1985. Drawing of a Neolithic leaf-shaped flint arrowhead. Film. 1:1.
<S6>Illustration: Healy, F. 1985. Drawing of a Neolithic flint end scraper. Film. 1:1.
<S7>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1985. Drawing of a Neolithic end-polished flint chisel. Film. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Healy, F. 1985. Drawing of a Neolithic end-polished flint chisel. Film. 1:1.
<S9>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hutcheson, A. 1999. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at North Elmham. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 393.

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