Record Details

NHER Number:11655
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds from Caister Castle Farm

Summary

An NAU evaluation on this site in 1996 did not reveal any significant archaeological features. Prehistoric flints, possible Roman pottery and glass and post-medieval finds were recovered during the evaluation. Roman coins, medieval coins and a medieval lead ampulla have been found by fieldwalking and metal detecting. Cropmarks previously recorded under this NHER number are now recorded separately elsewhere. The ring ditch is recorded as NHER 27573 and the field system cropmarks are part of NHER 27512. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered Roman, medieval and post-medieval metal objects including a Roman dolphin brooch, medieval harness pendant and casket key and post-medieval buttons.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 50 12
Map Sheet:TG51SW
Parish:WEST CAISTER, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

All cropmarks now recorded separately from the finds.

1976.
Rectangular cropmark, part of a subrectangular grid field system underlying present roads.

1978. Context 2. Fieldwork with metal-detecting.
Medieval lead ampulla, see (S1).
Medieval, Roman coins and copper alloy seal.
See file for further details.

21 August 1986. Air photography by [2].
Linear and circular cropmarks (positive).
Field system and ring ditch. Ring ditch not previously recorded by NAU air photography.
Photographs deposited with NAU by [2].
D. Edwards (NAU), 3 September 1986.

1996. Fieldwalking and Metal-detector Survey and Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of northwest part of area in advance of road building.
Extinct watercourse found but a lack of any other archaeological features.
Worked flints, some burnt; Roman sherd and glass vessel fragment, two medieval roof tiles. Much late post-medieval material.
See report (S2) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 12 August 1996.

August 2005. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks previously recorded under this NHER number are now recorded separately elsewhere. The ring ditch is recorded as NHER 27573 and the field system cropmarks are part of NHER 27512.
J. Albone (NMP), 25 August 2005.

August-September 2010. Metal-detecting. Site extended.
Romano-British dolphin brooch, medieval harness pendant and post-medieval white-metal or white-metal coated button.
See description in file.
E. Whitcombe (HES), 12 November 2010.

September-October 2010. Metal-detecting.
Medieval casket key and post-medieval button.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 29 October 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DOLPHIN BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 5012H,W,X.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Photograph: BPQ 6-12 (ampulla).
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 1996. Fieldwork and Evaluation Excavation at Castle Farm, Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 171.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 549.

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