Record Details

NHER Number:17807
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of early medieval settlement

Summary

This is the site of a small common edge settlement from the early medieval periods. Fieldwalking has recovered medieval pottery and fragments of medieval quern. Although post medieval pottery has been found on the site, the settlement had been abandoned by the post medieval period.

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Location

Grid Reference:TM 371 955
Map Sheet:TM39NE
Parish:HALES, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1981. Found in fieldwalking by Hales Survey, site 28.
50 unglazed, medieval and early medieval because including 3 rims of Thetford form in medieval fabrics.
1 early medieval rim and 1 bodysherd in shelly gritty 'inclusive' ware.
1 flower pot rim.
6 stoneware post medieval to modern.
1 lava quern.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) December 1981.

(S1) records this as Site 28. The site is close to an curving ditched boundary, which may be the boundary of the medieval green, which may have been more extensive. Site 28 seems to be an early medieval common edge settlement, which had been abandoned by the late medieval period.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 January 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 28. Hales.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in Southeast Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49, p 46.

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