Record Details

NHER Number:14691
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds


Fieldwalking here during the 1970s and 1988 recovered coarse medieval pottery sherds, prehistoric worked flints and undated animal bones. Metal-detecting in 2010 and 2012 recovered a Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead fragment and a post-medieval silver cock spur.

Metal-detecting before 2010 recovered a Late Neolithic/Bronze Age copper alloy speartip.

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Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

1970s. Land east of bypass, south of old road.
Six coarse medieval sherds, one whiteware sherd, flint side scraper, miscellaneous animal bone.
Finds held by NCM, formerly held by S. Ashley (NAU).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) January 1980.
A. Rogerson (NAU) January 1980.

See NHER 64317 for details of potentially archaeologically-significant cropmarks observed in 1978 at Context 3.
P. Watkins (HES), 14 June 2020.

February 1979. Fieldwalking.
Examination by A. Gregory (NAU) of area where cropmarks had been observed in 1978 (Context 3, cropmarks themselves now recorded as NHER 64317).
Nothing found despite good fieldwalking conditions.
N.B. Marked as 'D' on [1]'s plan of site NHER 13937.
A. Gregory (NAU) 21 March 1979. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 June 2020.

4 March 1988. Context 1, general scatter.
Odd medieval sherds and flints all over field found in Fenland fieldwalking, good conditions and weathered ploughsoil.
Finds held by NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 4 March 1988.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders.

See list in file - if the grid references are accurate, which may not be the case, this suggests some of the Roman pottery noted under NHER 14692 and 13937 came from this field.
E. Rose (NAU) 11 November 1996.

Before 17 September 2010. Metal-detecting. [1].
Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead tip.
Information from PAS import.
Previously recorded as NHER 64317.
E. McDonald (HES), 1 March 2018. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 June 2020.

August 2012. Metal-detecting. [1].
Found at [2]:
Post-medieval silver cock spur.
Information from PAS database.
P. Watkins (HES), 15 June 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 800 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPEAR (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 2500 BC to 800 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COCKSPUR (17th Century - 1601 AD to 1700 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: British Museum. 2014. Treasure Act Annual Report 2012. p 53.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. SRY AY. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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