Record Details

NHER Number:19706
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers, Roman quern and multi-period pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting in this area during the period 1983-88 recovered various objects. Finds included part of a Roman puddingstone quern, medieval pottery sherds, prehistoric pot boilers and a hone fragment.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 95 90
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:WRETHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1983. Found on surface of ploughed field while metal detecting. Scatter of finds quite dense, 20-30m wide, 350m long.
Flint rubble.
Fragment of Roman upper puddingstone quern.
Bricks.
Forty-six medieval sherds from early medieval (Harling-type gritty ware) to late medieval/transitional including Grimston green glazed 13th-15th century sherds.
No metalwork found.
NCM from [1].

April 1986.
Rim and circular section stabbed handle medieval unglazed jug.
One sherd late medieval/transitional or medieval glazed micaceous.
One sherd medieval unglazed
Held by NCM, formerly by [2].
A. Rogerson (NAU) 28 April 1986.

Spring 1988. Fieldwalking by [3] (his areas S29-33).
Quantities of Roman sherds, also medieval and post medieval sherds.
Pot boilers
Hone fragment
See list and plan in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 2 August 1988.

This is the site of earthworks noted by G. Knocker from RAF aerial photographs and suggested as Early Saxon houses; but more likely modern drainage or medieval tofts.
Site since destroyed by ploughing.
Information from member of the public [2].
E. Rose (NLA) 1 April 1992.

October 2012. Norfolk NMP.
The earthworks described above as possible Early Saxon houses, medieval tofts or modern drainage ditches have been mapped as part of the National Mapping Programme and are recorded separately as NHER 57436. They are considered most likely to represent post medieval drainage ditches.
E. Ford (NMP), 16 October 2012.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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