Record Details

NHER Number:17722
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi period object scatter

Summary

Metal detecting at this site during the period 1981-2007 recovered a range of multi period objects. Finds included Early Saxon tweezers, a Late Saxon plaque with a runic inscription, part of a medieval furniture fitting, two Roman dolphin brooches and a post medieval thimble.

Images

  • Saxon brooches found at Shropham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:SHROPHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1981. Middle Saxon, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval sherds found.
1982. Middle Saxon, Late Saxon sherds, medieval coins, ?Early Saxon tweezers found.
1985. Found with metal detector. Middle Saxon-Late Saxon metalwork (S3v and S4) and pottery.
1986. Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon pottery, Late Saxon (S5, S6 and S7) and medieval metalwork found.
1988. Middle Saxon pottery excavated, (S8).
See details in file.
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

Before 7 February 2003. Metal detecting.
One Middle Saxon and one Late Saxon coin.
Roman, medieval (S9) and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 March 2003.

Before April 2003. Metal detecting.
Three Roman, one Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, one Late Saxon and two medieval coins.
Medieval Boy Bishop token.
Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 5 March 2003.

February 2004. Metal detecting.
Important runic inscribed lead plaque, Late Saxon.
Also report of 16th century coin hoard.
See notes and map (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 March 2004.

For further information on lead plaque with runic inscription found in 2004 see (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 August 2006.

Before 13 December 2006. Metal detecting.
A Late Saxon Borre style disc brooch (S10), medieval pendant loop, medieval/post medieval buckle frame, two post medieval mounts.
Also, a previously recorded Borre style disc brooch described again.
E. Darch & A. Cattermole (NLA), 23 April 2007.

Before 14 February 2007. Metal detecting.
One Roman and two medieval coins, one 9th -11th century lead disc brooch, a Late Saxon Borre style brooch (S11), trefoil brooch, strap end and buckle (S12), and a lead medieval architectural fitting in the form of a star.
See list and description in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 21 August 2007.

(S13) - PAS details to follow
J. Richards (HES), 12 June 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to 19th Century - 1000000 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WHETSTONE (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOCUMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • INSCRIBED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PLAQUE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPEAR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP END (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN HOARD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DISC (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 2003. KTR 13-14, Sceatta.
---Photograph: 2004. KVD 15-20, Middle/Late Saxon lead plaque..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EAP 14-24, CVZ 13-21, CUU 29-33, CZT 16-25.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Monograph: Barnes, M.P. & Page, R.I.. 2006. The Scandinavian Inscriptions of Britain.. p 111.
<S3>Illustration: Penn, K. 1985. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon strap end.. Film. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Penn, K. 1985. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Penn, K. 1986. Drawing of a Late Saxon hooked tag.. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Penn, K. 1986. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Penn, K. 1986. Drawing of a Middle Saxon caterpillar brooch.. Film. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Unknown. 1988. Drawing of a Middle Saxon pottery sherd.. Paper. 1:1.
<S9>Illustration: White, S. 2003. Drawing of a medieval furniture fitting.. Film. 2:1.
<S10>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2007. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S11>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2007. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Film. 2:1.
<S12>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2007. Drawing of a Late Saxon buckle.. Film. 2:1.
<S13>Illustration: Sue White. 2003. Drawing of a medieval mount. Film. 2:1.

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