Record Details

NHER Number:17794
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Early Saxon inhumation cemetery, building of unknown date and multi-period finds

Summary

The chalk foundations of a building of unknown date were recorded in 1969. Metal-detecting between 1995 and 2017 recovered Roman pottery; Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval coins as well as Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include part of a possible Iron Age armlet; Roman brooches, bracelet fragments and finger-rings; an Early Saxon spearhead, bucket binding and brooches; a Middle Saxon pin; a medieval strap-end, buckle plate, chain link, harness mount, and spindle whorl, a post-medieval hooked dress fastener and a spur terminal. The nature of the Early Saxon finds suggests that this may well be the site of an inhumation cemetery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF71SE
Parish:NARFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1969.
Chalk foundations.
Written on (S1), about [1].
E. Rose (NAU), 1 December 1981.

Later 1990s. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon coin (Sceat) found (not seen by J.A. Davies (NCM)).
N.B. this is additional to that found and reported November/December 2000.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 January 2002.

October 2000. Metal detecting.
Six Roman coins.
?medieval and post-medieval metal finds.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 November 2000.

November 2000. Metal detecting.
Seventeen Roman, one Middle Saxon and one post-medieval coin.
Roman and post-medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 February 2001.

December 2001. Metal-detecting.
Fifteen Roman coins.
Middle Saxon and post-medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 February 2002.

January 2002. Metal detecting.
Nineteen Roman coins.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 February 2002.

February 2002. Metal-detecting. Area centred at [2].
Two Roman coins.
Medieval coin.
Post-medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 April 2002.

July 2004. Metal-detecting.
Two Roman coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 September 2004.

31 October 2007. Metal-detecting.
Nine Roman coins, Early Saxon bucket binding, possible medieval chain link.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 December 2007.

17-19 November 2007. Metal-detecting.
Eight Roman coins, Early Saxon spearhead and possibly medieval spindle whorl.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 January 2007.

Before 18 December 2007. Metal detecting.
Seven Early Saxon objects (providing further evidence for the presence of an inhumation cemetery).
46 Roman and one medieval coin, one medieval jetton, Romano-British, Early Saxon, medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects, Romano-British sherd.
See lists in file.
Previously recorded (in error) under NHER 17994.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 July 2008. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 April 2020.

Before 14 February 2011. Metal-detecting.
Twenty-seven Roman coins, Iron Age, Roman, medieval & post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 29 June 2012.

December 2015-December 2016. Metal-detecting. [3].
Medieval harness mount and a buckle plate.
Post-medieval spur terminal.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 3 April 2017.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • INHUMATION CEMETERY? (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 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

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • STAPLE (Unknown date)
  • ARMLET (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEARHEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • VESSEL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHAIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TACK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1650 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.

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