Record Details

NHER Number:18250
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval to post medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a medieval to post medieval settlement, which may have been on the edge of a common. Fieldwalking and metal detecting have recovered a Neolithic arrowhead, a medieval seal matrix, medieval and post medieval pottery, coins and other finds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 38 96
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Early 1982. Fieldwalking by Hales Survey (site 57).
Field of well grown barley with barer patches.
Scatter may be more extensive.
80 medieval unglazed.
77 medieval/late medieval/early post medieval.
2 stoneware.
3 lava quern fragments.
Iron knife fragment.
Brick fragments.
Identified A. Rogerson (NAU) July 1982.

December 1982. Field bare, better conditions.
233 medieval unglazed.
178 medieval to early post medieval glazed.
9 glazed red earthenware.
12 late medieval to post medieval stoneware (only 2 need be 17th century).
2 worked flints.
1 lava quern.
1 iron knife.
2 iron nails.
1 iron buckle.
A. Rogerson (NAU) June 1983.

Flints ident by J. Wymer (NAU) as 1 flake and 1 fragment broken unfinished arrowhead of clear Neolithic type.

April to May 1994. Metal detecting finds.
1 post medieval and 2 medieval coins.
See list in file.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Lead circular seal matrix. 14th century. Remains of loop on side. Arrow pointing downwards in centre (heraldic, PHAEON). +S'NICI.DOBVNO.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) 29 September 1994.

(S1) records this as Site 57, a medieval to post medieval settlement, possibly on the edge of a common.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 January 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • BUCKLE (Undated)
  • KNIFE (Undated)
  • NAIL (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 57. 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---Unpublished Document: Hales Survey.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>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49.

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