Record Details

NHER Number:18174
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a medieval settlement, which may have been on the edge of a common. Fieldwalking has recovered prehistoric flints and medieval and post medieval pottery. A medieval coin and a buckle have been found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 38 96
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Early 1982. Field 59. Field sown with barley.
3 medieval unglazed and 1 post medieval glazed sherds.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) July 1982.

See file under NHER 18249.

Late 1982.
Further finds of medieval to post medieval sherds.
Flint flakes etc.
See file for details.

May 1982. Found in fieldwalking.
Large iron arrowhead or small spearhead/harpoon head.
Survey says this find came from site NHER 18249 (field 56).
Probably ethnographic.
See (S1).
Identified by E.B. Green (NCM) 17 May 1982.

1992. Metal detecting finds.
Medieval Anglo Irish penny (see coin list).
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Medieval, 13th century, buckle. Outer frame in form of animal mask, with pointed muzzle and deeply drilled eyes. Moulded eyes.
Identifid by S. Margeson (NCM).
See (S2).
J. Davies (NCM) 17 December 1992.

(S3) records this as Site 59. The medieval settlement on this site may have been a common edge settlement.
See (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 January 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARROWHEAD (Undated)
  • HARPOON (Undated)
  • SPEAR (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 59. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S3>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49.

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