Record Details

NHER Number:4539
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds scatter

Summary

Metal detecting has recovered coins and other metalwork from the Roman to the post medieval periods, including an intricate Early Saxon buckle. Also see NHER 23536.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF70NE
Parish:BEACHAMWELL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

DUE TO CHANGES IN FIELD BOUNDARIES ALL FUTURE FINDS FROM THIS AREA SHOULD BE RECORDED UNDER NHER 23536.
A. Beckham (HES), 4 December 2012.

1931. Roman sherds and quern found. Some Iron Age and Bronze Age sherds possibly from this site.
1985. Found with metal detecting. Early Saxon cruciform brooch head plate (S1), cruciform brooch side knob (S4), Roman toilet implement.
Summer 1988. Early Saxon wrist clasp (S5).
September 1988. Roman, Iron Age/Early Saxon and medieval pottery sherds.
1993. Metal detecting find. Roman coin.
1996. Metal detecting find. Early Saxon spearhead.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 June 1996.

November 2000. Metal detecting.
8 Roman, 2 medieval coins.
Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval (S6), post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson, (NLA) 2 February 2001.

September 2000. Metal detecting.
Some finds from NHER 23536.
1 Iron Age coin.
86 Roman coins.
10 medieval coins.
11 post medieval coins.
Middle Bronze Age (S7), Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval (S8), post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 March 2001.

Before 13 April 2001. Metal detecting.
Find recorded on the PAS database:
Early Saxon fancy silver buckle frame (S9).
Information from PAS import.
Other finds identified by NLA:
Other Early Saxon objects.
Middle Saxon or Late Saxon strap end.
See list in file.
The Early Saxon silver buckle fragment was disclaimed as Treasure on 7 April 2003, see (S3).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 September 2001. Amended by A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 April 2003 and P. Watkins (HES), 2 May 2020.

Before 9 March 2009. Metal detecting.
Late Saxon disc brooch (S10) and a medieval coin,
See list in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 10 July 2009

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 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

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • RIVET (Unknown date)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SPEAR (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BEAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SPATULA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TOILET ARTICLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • VOTIVE MODEL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 500 AD to 600 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BALANCE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPEAR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BALANCE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARREL PADLOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CURTAIN FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (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)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 NE 9.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Photograph: 2001. KSW 26-27, Early Saxon bow of a brooch..
---Photograph: 2001. KSW 25, Middle Saxon small buckle..
---Photograph: 2001. KSW 24, Small knob from a cruciform brooch..
---Photograph: 2001. KSW 23, Large knob from a cruciform brooch..
---Photograph: 2001. KSW 22, Early Saxon small long brooch fragment..
---Photograph: 2001. KSY 20-25, Early Saxon buckle fragment..
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Beachamwell.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Beechamwell.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CUL 11-18.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: Penn, K.. 1985. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy cruciform brooch head plate. Film. 2:1 (stamps 4:1).
<S2>Map: Finder's Map..
<S3>Unpublished Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2002. Treasure Annual Report 2001. pp 48-49; No 69.
<S4>Illustration: Penn, K. 1985. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy cruciform brooch detachable side knob. Film. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Penn, K. 1988. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy wrist clasp. Film. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Ashley, S.. 2000. Drawing of a medieval copper alloy horse harness pendant. Film. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Ashley, S. 2001. Drawing of a Middle Bronze Age copper alloy spearhead. Film. 1:1.
<S8>Illustration: Ashley, S. 2001. Drawing of a medieval gilt copper alloy horse harness pendant. Film. 2:1.
<S9>Illustration: White, S. 2003. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy buckle. Film. 2:1.
<S10>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2009. Drawing of a Late Saxon copper alloy disc brooch. Find Illustration. Film. 2:1.

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