Record Details

NHER Number:25948
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Late Saxon/medieval mill and multi-period finds


The possible site of Late Saxon and/or medieval watermill and multi-period finds. It has been suggested that a watermill mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and in 14th century documents was situated here, although no above ground evidence survives. Metal detecting and fieldwalking has led to the recovery of Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon and medieval objects. These include fragments of pottery fragments, part of an Early Saxon brooch and part of a Late Saxon buckle plate or strap fitting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 06 38
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

March 1990. Fieldwalking finds.
Iron Age, Early Saxon, Roman and medieval sherds.
See list and map (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 22 March 1990.

The field has been suggested as the site of the original watermill mentioned in Domesday Book (S2) and in the 14th century. See (S3) which states no trace on site now.
E. Rose (NLA), 6 January 1995.

February to March 2000. Metal detecting.
All copper alloy:
Roman dome headed stud with heavy blunt shank. Length 28mm.
Early Saxon lower foot of a very small cruciform brooch, recent break. Part of catchplate, horehead terminal with double transverse cordon above. 5th century. Photograph (S4) and polaroid (S5).
Copper alloy shield-shaped mount, (S6).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
See drawing (S6) and description in file.
K. Hinds (NLA).

February to March 2000. Metal detecting. Found with previously reported objects.
Late Saxon buckle plate or strap fitting fragment, ~(S7).
See drawing (S6) and description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • WATERMILL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WATERMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STUD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.
---Photograph: 2000. KST 15, Early Saxon brooch foot plate..
---Photograph: 2000. KST 13-14, Early/Late Saxon decorative fragment..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Publication: Brown, P (ed.). 1984. Domesday Book: Norfolk. Parts 1 and 2.
<S3>Article in Serial: Durst, D.. 1994. Letheringsett: a survey of industrial archaeology in a rural setting. Part II: Letheringsett Mill.. NIAS Journal. Vol 5, No 4, p 263. p 263.
<S4>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S5>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S6>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2000. Drawing of a medieval shield-mount.. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Hoyle, M.. 2000. Drawing of a Late Saxon incomplete object with cast borre-style ornament.. Film. 2:1.

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