Record Details

NHER Number:6956
Type of record:Monument
Name:Pot boiler concentration, undated possible ditches and multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking in the 1960s and 1970s recovered prehistoric flint flakes, scrapers and fabricators; two Neolithic polished axehead fragments and noted a concentration of pot boilers. A small number of Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds; a number of fragments of undated glass and metalworking debris were also recovered. In 1963 a short ditch complex was recorded, though whether this refers to a cropmark or to an excavation is unclear. Metal-detecting in 2002 and 2012-2013 recovered medieval and post-medieval coins as well as a small number of medieval and post-medieval metal objects.

Images

  • Medieval pendant from NHER 6956  © Norfolk County Council
  • Post-medieval clasp from NHER 6956  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TG 32 31
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1960s-70s. From [1]. Fieldwork finds.
Fieldwalking in the 1960s and 1970s recovered a scatter of prehistoric flint flakes, scrapers, fabricators and noted a concentration of pot boilers. A small number of Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval and post medieval pottery sherds were also recovered. In addition a number of fragments of undated glass and metal working debris were also recovered.
In 1963 a short ditch complex was also recorded, though whether this refers to a cropmark or to an excavation is unclear. In addition two Neolithic polished axehead fragments were also discovered. This site is also thought to be the course of an old road.
See list in file and (S1).
Ruth Fillery-Travis (NLA), 10 September 2007.

January 2002. Metal detecting. At [2].
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 February 2002.

October 2004. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of the road (context 8) have been moved back to their original NHER number (NHER 7076).
J. Albone (NMP), 15 October 2004.

December 2012-January 2013. Metal-detecting. [2].
3 medieval coins and a horse harness pendant.
Medieval/post-medieval dress fastener eye plate.
1 post-medieval coin.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 February 2013.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • 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

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • FABRICATOR (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century - 1222 AD to 1236 AD)
  • COIN (13th Century to 14th Century - 1299 AD to 1301 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (13th Century to 14th Century - 1300 AD to 1400 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1317 AD to 1320 AD)
  • CLASP (15th Century to 17th Century - 1500 AD to 1700 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1573 AD to 1573 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Correspondence: Robins, P.. 1989. J.E Owles flint collection brought in to Castle Museum for identification.. 5 April.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Witton [3]; Witton - NHER 7031; Witton - NHER 7065.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Witton [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Article in Serial: Lawson, A. J. 1983. The Archaeology of Witton, near North Walsham. East Anglian Archaeology. No 18.

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