Record Details

NHER Number:17367
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Metal detecting finds


Metal detecting has recovered three Early Saxon brooches, a 13th century buckle, a 16th century hooked tag and part of an early post medieval official lead weight. Roman and post medieval coins have also been found. Cropmarks previously recorded as part of this site are now recorded separately as NHER 49530-1.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 30 03
Map Sheet:TG30SW

Full description

See June 2007 entry below.

19 July 1977 and 17 July 1986. NAU air photography
Cropmarks of two ring ditches.
D. Edwards (NAU), 28 November 1980.

Also linear markings not connected to present field system, and a track.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 June 1981.

See Notes for grid references of metal-detected finds.

March 1989. Metal detecting finds.
Context 2.
Denarius of Severus Alexander AD 222 to 235 (not seen NCM).
13th century bronze buckle. See (S1).

Context 3.
Florid cruciform sideplate and cruciform small-long or cruciform brooch, bow and foot missing.
Both late 6th century. See (S1).
Identified by E.B. Green (NCM) and S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 9 June 1989.

December 1989. Further metal detecting find from Context 2.
Bow of Early Saxon long bow brooch (probably small long brooch). See (S1).
16th century bronze hooked tag. See (S1).
James I penny 1604 to 1625.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 December 1989.

1990. Metal detecting finds.
Context 4.
1st century Dupondius.
See list in file.

Context 5.
Republican denarius 82 BC.
2nd century sestertius.
See coin list in file
Identified by D. Gurney (NAU).
S. Margeson (NCM), 19 December 1990.

September 1992. Metal detecting finds.
Roman coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 November 1992.

1995. Metal detecting finds from context 3.
Early Saxon small-long brooch head-plate and bow stamped half-annulets (double) and central dot-in-circle. Iron on reverse around lug.
Early post medieval part of lead official weight, stamped and crowned ER for Elizabeth I. Badly cast and so defaced or chopped up for reuse.
See (S1).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 7 June 1995.

8 July 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks previously recorded still visible, although quite faint in places, probably due to the the underlying geology. Also the trackway continues into the field to the east (heading in the direction of Holverston Hall).
In addition to these, cropmarks of a rectilinear enclosure can be seen just to the south of (and possibly adjoining) the trackway, at National Grid Reference [1].
H. Clare (NLA), 26 September 2001.

June 2007. Norfolk NMP
All cropmarks previously recorded at this site are now recorded separately as NHER 49530-1.
J. Albone (NMP), 15 June 2007

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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