Record Details

NHER Number:15062
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Undated cropmarks and multi-period finds


A number of unidentified cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs of this area. Metal detecting in 1989 recovered a variety of finds including six 1st to 2nd century AD coins, an Edward II coin, medieval pottery sherds, a late medieval belt chape and 16th and 17th century coins and jettons.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 08 08
Map Sheet:TG00NE

Full description

1974. South of ruined church of Bickerston. From ploughed surface. Context 2 at above grid reference.
Three pottery sherds, probably medieval.
Lack of surface scatter throws doubt on medieval occupation of area around church.
A. Rogerson (NAU) July 1979.

29 April 1987. NAU aerial photography.
Soilmarks adjacent to church site in area of fieldwalking finds.
D. Edwards (NLA) January 1993.

1989. Metal detecting. Context 1 scatter over remainder of field.
Late medieval belt chape.
Six Roman coins: 1st-2nd century Dupondius.
Medieval: Edward II silver penny, Durham 1307-27.
Post medieval: Charles II farthing 1679, Charles I rose farthing token 1636-49, Nuremberg jetton 1580-1660,
Soldino of Venice 1501-21 Doge Leonardo Loredano, galley halfpence.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 9 August 1989.

February - March 2007. Metal detecting.
Post medieval coin: half-groat of Elizabeth I, initial mark a tun, North no. 2016, 1591/2-1594.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 April 2007.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman to 19th Century - 43 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0808 N-P.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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