Record Details

NHER Number:35100
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Iron Age yoke terminal

Summary

Metal-detecting in 1999 recovered an unusual U-shaped copper alloy object that was subsequently identified as potentially an Iron Age yoke terminal. A fieldwalking and metal-detecting survey of part of this field in 2008 recovered objects of predominantly post-medieval date, including pottery sherds, roof tiles and a small number of metal objects. The only earlier finds was a pottery sherd of Roman or medieval date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 13 32
Map Sheet:TG13SW
Parish:ITTERINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November-December 1999. Metal-detecting.
Found at [1]:
Initially a mystery object, subsequently identified as an Iron Age yoke terminal. See drawing (S1).
Description and corresponce from [2] (S2) in file. See also (S3) and (S4).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 February 2000 and 30 June 2000. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 May 2019.

The Iron Age yoke terminal found in 1999 was sold at TimeLine Auctions on 14 March, 4 May or 8 June 2013 as a Celtic bronze scabbard chape.
Information from (S5).
A. Rogerson (HES), 20 November 2013. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 May 2019.

March-April 2008. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey. Site extended to whole field.
Field survey on proposed route of Sheringham Shoals Offshore Windfarm Grid Connection (Field 2).
Finds recovered included:
1 prehistoric retouched flint flake, 1 blade and 1 struck fragment.
1 Roman or medieval pottery sherd.
4 post-medieval pottery sherds, 1 roof tile, 1 pantile, 1 shoe buckle, 1 watch face and 1 lead musket ball.
1 undatable lead waste fragment and 1 iron ?button fragment.
See report (S6) for further details. This work is also noted in (S7)
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.361).
Previously recorded under NHER 51454.
S. Howard (NLA), 20 November 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman to Medieval - 43 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUTTON? (Undated)
  • WASTE (Undated)
  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DEBITAGE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • YOKE (ANIMAL) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman to Medieval - 43 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PANTILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Holness, A.. 2000. Drawing of an Iron Age yoke terminal.. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Correspondence: Henig, M.. 2000. Itteringham Iron Age yoke terminal. 22 February.
<S3>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S4>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
<S5>Publication: Greenlight Publishing. 2013. Treasure hunting magazine.. September 2013. p 70.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: Westall, S. and Smith, M. 2008. An Archaeological Fieldwalking and Metal-detector Survey Along the Route of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm Onshore Grid Connection. NAU Archaeology. 1808a.
<S7>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Hoggett, R. 2010. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2009. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLVI Pt I pp 135-147. p 146.

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