Record Details

NHER Number:3566
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds scatter


Iron Age to post medieval pottery, a Roman brooch, Early Saxon personal ornaments, a Middle Saxon coin and medieval strap fittings have been found at this site by metal detecting. These finds are indicative of a Middle Saxon settlement site, part of a larger settlement and Early Saxon inhumation and cremation cemetery complex.

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Map Sheet:TF72SW

Full description

1966. See Notes.
Late medieval and post medieval sherds, part of quern reported.
Information from KLM.
See (S1).

1977. Surface find. See (S2).
A rim sherd of ?Grimston Thetford bowl with rouletted interlace on top of rim, (S2).
A. Rogerson (NAU).

This latter sherd to NCM 1985 ex Norfolk Archaeology Research Group fieldwork.
E. Rose (NAU).

Autumn 1986. Metal detecting.
Four coins;
Radiate coin 270-280s:
VRBS ROMA wolf and twins 330-40.
Antoninianus of Claudius II commemorative AD 270.
Coin probably Magnentius, 351-3, VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE
I.D. A. Gregory (NAU).
Coin, GLORIA ROMANORVM, 4th century, emperor illegible.
Two Roman coins totally illegible.
Roman dolphin brooch, linear decoration, 5cm long x4.5cm wide.
?Late medieval double buckle fragment, small.
E. M. James (KLM), 31 December 1986.

September 1994. Metal detecting.
See list in file.
Early Saxon stud, brooch, girdle hanger, pendants etc.
Middle Saxon pin.
Medieval metalwork.
Roman, Middle Saxon coins.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 October 1994.

December 1994. Metal detecting.
Roman coin, medieval coins, medieval strap and and belt fitting.
See lists in file with grid reference.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 9 January 1995.

February 1995.
Fifteen body sherds in sandy, coarse sandy and finely gritted fabrics, predominantly reduced. Probably Iron Age, although an Early Saxon element may be present.
One body sherd Roman greyware.
Three body sherds medieval unglazed.
One simple bowl rim, hand-made, sandy, probably early medieval.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 13 March 1995.p

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to 19th Century - 800 BC to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PENDANT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • PERSONAL ORNAMENT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STUD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---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. Congham.
---Photograph: 1994. LDX 1-4, Rumic sceat..
---Photograph: 1994. LDX 5-6, Early Saxon gilded object..
---Photograph: 1994. LDX 7-8, Early Saxon bronze object.
---Photograph: 1994. LDX 8-9, Early Saxon girdle hanger..
---Photograph: 1994. LDX10-11, Early Saxon disc brooch..
---Photograph: 1994. LDY 36-37, Sceat..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: 1967. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1967. No 14. p 4.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1977. Drawing of a Late Saxon/medieval Grimston Thetford-type ware pottery sherd. Film. 1:1.

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