Record Details

NHER Number:24214
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds

Summary

A moderate number of objects dating from the prehistoric to the post medieval periods were recovered during metal-detecting in 1987, 2012 and 2013 and fieldwalking in 2004. These finds include a prehistoric flint flake; Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; medieval coins and other Roman to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include Roman and Late Saxon brooches; a medieval copper alloy spur rowel and medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragments.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 39 28
Map Sheet:TG32NE
Parish:LESSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October - November 1987. Metal detecting. In two fields (now joined into one) south and southwest of church.
Roman duck brooch with traces of enamel.
Roman rectangular plate brooch showing fish in field of blue enamel; no enamel survives on fish apart from blue gills.
Edward III half groat and short cross penny of Henry II?
A. Gregory (NAU), 4 December 1987.

January 2004. Gridded fieldwalking south and southwest of churchyard.
One Middle Saxon, one Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 February 2004.

January 2004. Further gridded fieldwalking west of church.
Prehistoric flint scraper.
Medieval and post medieval sherds.
See lists and map in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 March 2004.

April-May 2012. Metal-detecting.
Fragment of a medieval to post-medieval copper alloy vessel and a post medieval pot sherd.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 28 May 2012.

June-July 2012. Metal-detecting.
Late Saxon pot sherd and Late Saxon brooch (S1).
Medieval weights.
Medieval to post medieval buckle and copper alloy vessel fragments (S1).
See details in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 24 July 2012.

July-September 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
Medieval copper alloy spur rowel.
Medieval/post-medieval copper alloy vessel fragments.
Information from PAS import.
P. Watkins (HES), 2 October 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ALEMBIC? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (13th Century to 17th Century - 1300 AD to 1700 AD)
  • SPUR (14th Century - 1350 AD to 1400 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.

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