Record Details

NHER Number:24619
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint, Roman pottery, and medieval to post medieval finds


Fieldwalking and metal detecting recovered prehistoric worked flints, a Neolithic polished axehead, fragments of Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery, a medieval brooch and a post medieval seal.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 48 16
Map Sheet:TG41NE

Full description

20 March 1988. Fieldwalking. Field north of NHER 12165.
Collection from two 50 by 50m squares (context 1 and 2) and from rest of field (context 3). See (S1).
Context 1:
One prehistoric flint core and flake.
One Neolithic polished flint axe. See drawing (S2).
Seven Roman greyware, including one earlyish.
Concentration of twenty three base and body sherds of Brampton greyware, of one vessel. See (S1).
Context 2:
One prehistoric flint flake.
One body sherd glazed medieval, possibly Grimston.
One rim post medieval stoneware.
Context 3: Field recently ploughed, coming into peas.
One prehistoric flint flake.
One possibly Roman oxidised.
Five Roman greyware including triangular rimmed bowl 3rd century.
All finds NCM, except axe (finder).
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 29 June 1988.

January-April 1997. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed route of Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline (Field/Location RDX 30.6; Context 4).
One Prehistoric retouched flint flake, a sherd of post medieval pottery, and four fragments of post medieval ceramic building material were recovered from fieldwalking. Metal detecting yielded a medieval brooch fragment, and a post medieval cloth seal.
See report (S3) for further details.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.55 and NWHCM : 2017.395).
E. Rose (NLA) November 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Illustration: Wymer, J. 1988. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1997. Bacton to Great Yarmouth Power Station Pipeline Archaeological Fieldwalking Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 262. RDX 30.6.

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