Record Details

NHER Number:33996
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric burnt flint, and post-medieval finds, Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline project, and Roman and post-medieval finds


A NAU watching brief involving fieldwalking and metal detecting in advance of the Bacton to Great Yarmouth gas pipeline recovered one prehistoric burnt flint and post medieval pottery and metalwork including a cutlery handle and a door knob back plate. Metal-detecting in 2018 recovered Roman coins and post-medieval tokens.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3919 2166
Map Sheet:TG32SE

Full description

January-April 1997. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey on proposed route of Bacton to Great Yarmouth pipeline (Field/Location RDX 18.1).
One pot boiler was recovered along with three sherds of post medieval pottery and post medieval metal items including a decorative object, a cutlery handle, and a door knob back plate.
See report (S1) 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.

June-July 2016. Metal-detecting. Site extended to the whole field. [1].
3 Roman coins.
1 post-medieval token.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 3 August 2018. Amended by E. McDonald (HES), 4 September 2018.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 50 AD to 260 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 138 AD to 192 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 147 AD to 175 AD)
  • CUTLERY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DOOR FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (16th Century to 18th Century - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1997. Bacton to Great Yarmouth Power Station Pipeline Archaeological Fieldwalking Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 262. RDX 18.1.

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