Record Details

NHER Number:1430
Type of record:Monument
Name:Building of unknown date and multi-period finds


The foundations of a building of unknown date have been noted on this site. Roman and medieval pottery fragments were found in 1953. Metal detecting has recovered an Early Saxon brooch, a medieval bell, a medieval brooch and buckle and a medieval coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 69 37
Map Sheet:TF63NE

Full description

1953. North of Heacham River.
Roman and medieval glazed sherds.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU)

(S2) also notes 'footings and lump' here.
E. Rose (NAU) 20 August 1980

May to June 1987. Approximate find on this site with metal detecting.
Henry III long cross cut halfpenny class 3 moneyer Nichole, Lynn or London mint.
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU)
A. Rogerson (NAU) 23 July 1987.

1994/1995. Metal detecting finds.
Early Saxon cruciform brooch. See drawing (S4).
13th century buckle and buckle plate.
Medieval buckle.
Medieval ring brooch and bell for dress.
Identified by S. Margeson (NLA) 1995.
See list and (S3) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM) 16 June 1995.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 63 NE 21.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Heacham.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Heacham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S3>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S4>Illustration: Holness, A. 1996. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy cruciform brooch. Paper. 1:1.

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