Record Details

NHER Number:25476
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds scatter, possible Middle Saxon to medieval settlement

Summary

Iron Age metalwork, Roman brooches and coins, a Middle Saxon pin, ring, and other metalwork, and medieval and post-medieval coins and metal objects, found by metal-detecting in 2009. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins, as well as Romano-British, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF70NE
Parish:BEACHAMWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

September 1989. Found with metal-detecting. [1].
Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, and medieval metalwork.
Four individually plotted objects, rest in area shown on 1:2500 plot in file. List in file. See [1] to (6).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 6 October 1989.

October 1989. Further metal-detecting finds. See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1989.

October 1989. Further finds with metal-detecting.
Many finds, Roman to post-medieval. See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), November 1989.

October 1989. Further finds with metal-detecting.
Roman, medieval metalwork. See list and 1:2500 map in file. See [2] to [7].
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1989.

January 1999. Metal-detecting.
One Roman and two post-medieval coins.
Roman brooch.
Middle Saxon pin and medieval objects.
Early Saxon/Middle Saxon ring.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 February 1999.

November 1999. Metal-detecting.
Three Roman coins.
Roman brooch.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 February 2000.

Before 4 April 2000. Metal-detecting.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post-medieval coins.
Bronze Age (S1), Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 May 2000.

Before 10 August 2000. Metal-detecting.
Two medieval coins.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 January 2001.

Before 2 November 2007. Metal-detecting.
Three Middle Saxon/Late Saxon hooked tags and a medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 February 2008.

It is possible that the Early Saxon finds from the site represent a cemetery and that the unusual quantity of Middle Saxon material may hint at the beginning of a settlement on the site, which may or may not have been continuously occupied into the medieval period.
E. Bales (NLA), 15 February 2008.

Early 2009. Metal-detecting.
Two Roman, one Middle Saxon, four medieval and one post-medieval coins. Middle-Late Bronze Age chisel (S2), Roman brooch, Early Saxon girdle hanger, Middle Saxon tweezers, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon silver hooked tag, Late Saxon silver finger ring, medieval buckles, strap end, harness mount, medieval/post-medieval buckle, vessel, pin, dagger, post-medieval buckle, cloth seal and undatable ring and strap end.
See lists, map and drawing in file.
The Middle/Late Saxon silver hooked tag and the Late Saxon silver finger ring were both declared Treasure at inquest (Treasure cases 2009 T169 and 2009 T101 respectively). The finger ring was subsequently acquired by the British Museum (2010,8006.1) and the hooked tag by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2010.173).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 July 2009 and E. Darch (NLA), 23 and 28 July 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2020.

Before before 12 October 2009. Metal-detecting.
Six Roman coins, a Roman brooch, bell, Early Saxon/Middle Saxon hanging bowl fragment, Middle Saxon strap end, tweezers, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon strap end, hooked tag, six medieval coins, medieval buckles, strap ends, belt mount, unidentified object, medieval/post-medieval buckle, ring, post-medieval scabbard chape and an end cap from a knife.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 February 2010.

Before November 2009. Metal-detecting.
Nine Roman, three medieval and one post-medieval coin; Romano-British, Early Saxon (S3), Middle Saxon, Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 May 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEMETERY? (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT? (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • RING (Unknown date)
  • STRAP FITTING (Unknown date)
  • AWL (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CHISEL (Middle Bronze Age to Late Bronze Age - 1600 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BELL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HAIR PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • HANGING BOWL (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • LATCHLIFTER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • MODEL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • RING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP END (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PENDANT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STUD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRESS STUD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Publication: British Museum. 2011. Treasure Act Annual Report 2009. p xxii.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: FHL21-27, FHT4-13, FNC20-21.
<S1>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2000. Drawing of a Bronze Age awl.. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a Middle/Late Bronze Age incomplete copper alloy tangled chisel. Find Illustration. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2009. Drawing of a possible lower part of an Early Saxon latch lifter. Find Illustration. Film. 2:1.

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