Record Details

NHER Number:10216
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and medieval to post-medieval finds


A Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead was found at this location in 1960. Metal-detecting in 2017 recovered a post-medieval coin, 2 post-medieval tokens and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include a medieval harness pendant frame, a medieval/post-medieval button and post-medieval sword belt mounts, buckles, a cloth seal, pipe tamper and a lead weight.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 30 09
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

August 1960. Stray Find. [1].
Found 900 ft [274m] south of The Grove, Great Plumstead:
1 Mesolithic chipped flint axe, tranchet type. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1960.388). Information from (S1). This discovery was first reported in (S2) and is also listed in (S3). It was later examined by R. Jacobi and is described in detail in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 May 2014.

February-March 2017. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [2].
Mesolithic Axehead
Medieval harness pendant frame.
Medieval/post-medieval button.
1 post-medieval coin, 2 tokens, sword belt mounts, buckle frame, cloth seal, pipe tamper and a lead weight.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 11 April 2017. Amended E. McDonald (HES), 4 April 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to 16th Century - 1500 AD to 1600 AD)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1650 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (16th Century to 17th Century - 1575 AD to 1700 AD)
  • PIPE TAMPER (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1650 AD)
  • SWORD BELT (16th Century to 17th Century - 1600 AD to 1700 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)
  • WEIGHT (17th Century - 1625 AD to 1649 AD)
  • BUCKLE (17th Century to 18th Century - 1660 AD to 1720 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1667 AD to 1667 AD)
  • TOKEN (17th Century - 1670 AD to 1670 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 30 NW 22.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 5.
<S3>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 206.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10134.

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