Record Details

NHER Number:11401
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic, Roman and medieval to post-medieval finds

Summary

A Mesolithic flint tranchet adze was ploughed up here in 1976, while metal-detecting between 2015 and 2016 recovered Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins as well as a medieval thimble.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 39 28
Map Sheet:TG32NE
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1976. Stray Find.
Ploughed up on small sandy hillock:
1 Mesolithic chipped flint axe with apparent left-handed tranchet. Dimensions 16.8cm by 5.5cm. Triangular section. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1976.377).
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU).
Information from (S1).
First reported in (S2) and subsequently described by R. Jacobias a 'Norfolk-type' Mesolithic tranchet adze (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 June 2014.

October 2014. Metal-detecting. Site extended 140m to the south-west. [1].
ENMD102014 - PAS details to follow.
A. Beckham (HES), 14 October 2014.

October-November 2015. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [2].
Medieval thimble.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 December 2015.

December 2015-January 2016. Metal-detecting. [3].
3 Roman coins.
1 medieval coin.
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 February 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 260 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 260 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 275 AD to 296 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1280 AD to 1281 AD)
  • THIMBLE (13th Century to 15th Century - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1609 AD to 1610 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Serial: 1976. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1976. No 23. p 14.
<S3>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10286.

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