Record Details

NHER Number:30822
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric and medieval to post-medieval finds

Summary

Metal-detecting in 1992 and 2016 recovered a post-medieval coin and coin weight. A systematic fieldwalking and metal-detecting survey undertaken in 2011/2012 recovered Early Mesolithic/Early Neolithic and Early Neolithic worked flints; potentially prehistoric burnt flints and medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 82 07
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1992. Metal-detecting.
Found at [1]:
1 post-medieval coin. Charles I penny, 1625-49, Tower mint.
Identified by J. Davies (NCM).
Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 22 September 1992. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 August 2020.

September 2011-February 2012. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey of large proposed development area (Field 3).
The finds recovered in this field included:
1 Mesolithic flint burin.
1 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint blade.
1 Early Neolithic flint horseshoe scraper.
9 prehistoric flint flakes, mostly of probable Early Neolithic date.
?Prehistoric burnt flints (426g).
2 medieval pottery sherds.
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd.
2 post-medieval pottery sherds.
See report (S1) for further details.
Previously recorded under NHER 57850.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2013.35).
P. Watkins (HES), 18 August 2020.

March-April 2016. Metal-detecting. [2].
Found in western half of field (Context 1):
1 post-medieval coin weight.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 June 2016.

This record was extended to the whole field in August 2020, following the addition of details of the finds recovered during the 2011-2012 field survey [3].
P. Watkins (HES), 18 August 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • 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

  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BURIN (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • SIDE AND END SCRAPER (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (17th Century - 1632 AD to 1650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Quinn, S. and Peachey, A. 2012. Land off Brandon Road and Watton Road, Swaffham, Norfolk. An Archaeological Evaluation (Field Survey). Archaeological Solutions. 4025.

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