Record Details

NHER Number:13694
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and medieval to post-medieval finds

Summary

In 1978 a Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead was recovered from the surface of a ploughed field here. Metal-detecting in 2014 recovered medieval coins as well as a medieval book clasp and medieval/post-medieval knife end cap.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 47 19
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:SOMERTON, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

1978. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on ploughed surface:
1 Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead, brown flint. See sketch (S1).
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2014.

September-October 2014. Metal-detecting. Site extended to whole field. [2].
2 medieval coins and a book clasp.
Medieval/post-medieval knife end cap.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 November 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1300 AD to 1300 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1302 AD to 1303 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (14th Century to 15th Century - 1375 AD to 1425 AD)
  • KNIFE (15th Century to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T. 1978. Sketch of a Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead from Somerton. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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