Record Details

NHER Number:23345
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman settlement and Early Saxon cemetery

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting in advance of the construction of Dickleburgh bypass has recovered several Early Saxon brooches and other personal ornaments suggesting that this site was an Early Saxon cemetery. Other metal finds indicate that there was settlement here in the Roman periods and possibly earlier - many coins and brooches have been recovered including a bronze coin minted by the Cantii tribe in Kent in the Late Iron Age. Medieval and post medieval metal finds including buckles and pottery have also been recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TM18SE
Parish:BURSTON WITH SHIMPLING, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Winter 1986 and April 1987. Fieldwalking of bypass line 'Field 6'. Six 50m sections.
Sandy to gravel light soil, low cereal.
Concentration of Roman greywares and tile
Worked flint
One ?Early Saxon sherd.
Medieval- post medieval pottery.
See file for details.
Finder [1].
I.D. A. Rogerson (NAU), and A. Gregory (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 19 February and 15 July 1987.

1990. Detector and surface finds on bypass line.
Early Saxon finds suggest cemetery.
Also Iron Age coin, Roman coins, Roman pottery, medieval and post medieval finds, prehistoric flint flake.
See lists and map in file for details.

Iron Age coin to be photographed NAU;
Early Saxon finds to be photographed and drawn by NAU.
Early Saxon cemetery may extend to east of bypass line.
D.Gurney (NAU), 24 July 1990.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VESSEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKET (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SLEEVE CLASP (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Penn, K. and Ashley, S. 2003. Two Early Saxon Cemeteries in South Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 304-315.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 28-35, Early Saxon bucket fittings..
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 24-27, Coin kentish?.
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 22-23, Early saxon brooch knob..
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 19-21, Two Early Saxon wrist clasps..
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 16-18, Early Saxon annular brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 14-15, Two Early Saxon suspension rings..
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 12-13, Early Saxon girdle hanger..
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 10-11, Early Saxon girdle hanger..
---Photograph: 1992. LBG 1-9, Early Saxon cruciform brooch..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1990. Last-ditch cash plea. 9 March.
---Newspaper Article: Harleston and Waveney Express. 1990. Saxon finds on bypass. 27 July.

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