Record Details

NHER Number:32007
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic/Early Neolithic worked flints and multi period metal object scatter

Summary

Metal detecting between 1995 and 2005 recovered finds dating from the Mesolithic to the post medieval period. These include two Mesolithic/Early Neolithic flint flakes, an unusual triangular Late Saxon or medieval strap end or buckle, a medieval strap end with openwork decoration and a medieval key. Roman, medieval and post medieval coins and tokens have also been found. Two prehistoric worked flints, including a Mesolithic microlith, were recovered during the excavation of a pipe trench in 2008.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 02 86
Map Sheet:TM08NW
Parish:KENNINGHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1995. Metal detecting find.
James I sixpence.
See list in file. Identified by J. Davies (NCM) 17 November 1995.
W. Milligan (NCM) 30 October 1995.

1997. Metal detecting finds.
Small cast casket key. Stem drilled out at end. Assymetrical bit. Straight stem with crude collar below circular bow. Late Cast bronze gilded harness mount. Bossed with central solar symbol surrounded by interlace. Flange with signs of the zodiac. Three decorated flat headed studs with remains of iron fixing at back. Probably 18th/19th century.
Cast bronze fob-seal matrix. Oval seal possibly showing a pineapple or spiked seed-head, conical back and pierced three lobed head (S4).
See (S1).
Identified by V. Fryer (NCM) May 1997.
W. Milligan (NCM) 14 May 1997.

1998 and 1999. Metal detecting.
One post medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal fnds.
See lists in file with grid references.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 23 March 2000.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See list and (S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 October 2000.

Before 16 February 2000. Metal detecting.
Omitted in error from previously reported finds.
Medieval key. See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 November 2000.

Before 31 May 2000. Metal detecting.
One medieval coin.
One post medieval token.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 March 2001.

Before 26 March 2001. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon or medieval strap end or buckle plate.
Post medieval button.
See list in file with National Grid References.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 September 2001.

Before 22 April 2003. Metal detecting.
2 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic blade-like flakes. Similar flakes have been found on the opposite side of the road (NHER 32254).
1 Roman and 2 medieval coins.
4 post medieval jettons.
Medieval and post medieval metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 July 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 March 2013.

Before 16 June 2004. Metal detecting.
One Roman and four medieval coins (including a coin of Stephen).
One post medieval jetton.
Roman, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
Medieval and post medieval sherds.
Medieval roofing tile.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 October 2004.

September-December 2008. Watching Brief. Site extended to whole field.
Monitoring of excavation of directional drilling pits for North Lopham to East Harling rising main (Chainage 2100).
Finds from topsoil included:
1 Mesolithic flint microlith.
1 ?Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint scraper.
See report (S3) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 17 August 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • MICROLITH (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 1501 BC?)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POWDER MEASURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---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.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Sillwood, R. 2010. An Archaeological Watching Brief on the North Lopham to East Harling Rising Main, Norfolk (Amended). NAU Archaeology. 1906.
<S4>Article in Serial: Geake, H., Rogerson, A. and Ashley, S. 1999. Medieval Seal Matrices from Norfolk, 1996-1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 353-358. no 84, p 357.

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