Record Details

NHER Number:3228
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of deserted medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

An area of deserted medieval settlement is visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. Fieldwalking in 1991 recovered fragments of pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post-medieval periods as well as a Late Saxon coin dating from the reign of King Harold and a medieval copper alloy vessel fragments. Metal-detecting between 2010 and 2016 recovered medieval and post-medieval coins and undated, Roman, Early Saxon and medieval to post-medieval metal objects. The metal finds include undated lead weights; Roman brooches; an Early Saxon pendant; medieval to post-medieval dress accessories; a medieval spindle whorl and furniture nail or tack and a post-medieval purse bar fragment, belt or harness mount and a hinge plate for a box or casket.

Images

  • Early Saxon pendant from NHER 3228  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:MELTON CONSTABLE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Cropmarks of deserted medieval village.
E. Rose (NAU)

Late 1991. Context 2 [1]. See Notes.
No real edges to spread of finds.
Iron Age pot, medieval pot, Late Saxon pot, Late Saxon coin etc.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 March 1992.

August-September 2010. Metal-detecting.
Romano-British brooches, Early Saxon pendant (S1), medieval, post-medieval and undatable metal objects, one medieval and four post-medieval coins.
See lists in file.
S. Ashley (HES), 05 October 2010.

January-February 2016. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the northern field boundary. [2].
Medieval strap-end.
Post-medieval buckle and purse bar fragment.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 April 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • DOLPHIN BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HEADSTUD BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (12th Century to 14th Century - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS 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)
  • BUCKLE (16th Century to 17th Century - 1550 AD to 1650 AD)
  • PURSE (16th Century - 1550 AD to 1600 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Unit AP's TG 0331C-E, TG 0331K, L,.
---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Melton Constable.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2010. Drawing of an Early Saxon gilt copper alloy pendant. Film. 2:1.

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