Record Details

NHER Number:11695
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Bronze Age ring ditch and multi-period metal finds

Summary

A possible Bronze Age ring ditch is visible on a 1976 aerial photograph. Metal detecting from 1997 to 2000 recovered a range of objects, including Roman, medieval and post medieval coins, a Saxon mount, buckle, bridal cheek piece and brooches, a post medieval buckle and post medieval tokens.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 95 32
Map Sheet:TF93SE
Parish:LITTLE SNORING, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Possible ring ditch on poor quality air photograph. Note nearness to old pit.
Photograph reference checked by E. Rose (NAU), 20 October 1976.

Before mid-September 1997. Metal detecting.
Seven Roman coins.
Medieval token.
Post medieval coin, post medieval buckle.
Undatable metal working debris.
Details in file
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 October 1997.

October 1997. Metal detecting.
Thirteen Roman coins.
One medieval coin.
Early Saxon mount (S1) (compare with similar find from Sutton Hoo) and brooch.
Middle Saxon or Late Saxon buckle.
Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece.
See list in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 November 1997.

December 1997.Metal detecting.
Two Roman coins.
Three post medieval coins and tokens.
See coin form in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 20 January 1998.

1998. Metal detecting.
Medieval tiny hinged end from a specialist strap end, of unknown function (compare with (S2), 720-6).
Early post medieval belt or harness-mount in the shape of a fleur-de-lis.
Identified by H. Geake (NCM).
D. Gurney (NLA), 11 June 1998.

2000. Metal detecting.
Eleven Roman coins and one post medieval coin.
Early Saxon brooch.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson, 2 January 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SITE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HARNESS (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 9532A ABC 16.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: JJA 3, 4, Early Saxon cruciform brooch..
---Photograph: JJA 5, 6, Saxon D-shaped buckle fragment..
---Photograph: JJA 7, 8, 9, 10, Late Saxon bridle cheekpiece..
---Photograph: 2001. KSW 7-8, Early Saxon brooch fragment with stamps..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 1997. Drawing of an Early/Middle Saxon copper alloy harness mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Publication: Egan and Pritchard. 1991. Dress Accessories.

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