Record Details

NHER Number:4724
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds scatter


In 1928-9 dredging of the River Wissey recovered Early Bronze Age pot sherds. Then in the 1930s a Roman quern and undated undated human skull were found nearby. Subsequently metal detecting in 1981 found a Roman military buckle plate and fieldwalking in 1984 recovered a sherd of Roman greyware.

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Grid Reference:TL 71401 99476
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

1928-9. Dredgings of River Wissey both sides river near bridge.
Context 1: pottery, Beaker sherds (altered from '?Bronze Age' by R. R. Clarke), handmade, including part of a flat base of coarse hard greyish ware, unevenly fired, with blueish-grey surface, decorated with series of small shallow, roughly oval depressions irregularly over surface.
CUMAE ex CAS and T. H. Lethbridge (29.494). Noted in (S1) and (S2).
Material not checked.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Roman quern, undated human skull found 'beside the Wissey' near to NHER 4724, context 3.
Also wooden posts in the riverbank.
See papers in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 8 July 2002.

Late 1981.
NHER 4724/context 2 on south side river in area centred TL 7140 9940.
Found with metal detector near lavatory in caravan park.
Fragment of Roman military Ae buckle plate with openwork decoration. Remains of one rivetted stud. Double loops diam 5mm with holes maximum diameter 2mm. Thickness of plate ranges between 0.7mm in openwork to 2mm around border. 2nd-3rd century AD.
Held by NCM. Photograph (S3) and location plan (S4) in file.
Identified A. Rogerson 3 February 1982.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 3 February 1982.

Context 3 at TL 7129 9943.
Found in fieldwaking before bypass construction.
Sherd of Roman micaceous greyware.
No other finds from this area, and no evidence of any features cut into chalk seen after stripping.
Find given to KLM.
A. Rogerson (NAU) January 1985.

Above find held and accessioned by NCM.
E. Rose (NAU) 28 January 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • POST (Unknown date)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Stoke Ferry.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1936. [unknown]. Antiquaries Journal. Vol XVI, p 41.
<S3>Photograph: 1981. B2N12-13.
<S4>Map: Finder's Map..

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