Record Details

NHER Number:20157
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval object concentrations, Late Saxon to post medieval objects

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1984 by the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds from this field, as well as noting two concentrations of medieval objects, including sherds, shell, bone and fired clay fragments. Metal detecting between 1990 to 1993 recovered a number of medieval and post medieval metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 49 16
Map Sheet:TF41NE
Parish:WALPOLE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

16 March 1984. Fenland Fieldwalking well weathered ploughsoil.
Context 1: General scatter medieval pottery. And twenty-eight Late Saxon sherds. (S1).
Context 2: Concentration of medieval pottery (moderate) and post medieval sherds. Shell, bone and fired clay abundant. Obviously a post medieval building here but also medieval site as well. Shell and bone tail off to south but little pot here. Main site on pronounced roddon. 29 x 30m, extending at least another 30m to south.
Some of the material from this context has been reidentified as a silver coin and three Late Saxon sherds. (S2).
Context 3: Concentration moderate medieval and post medieval pot. Shell moderate. Bone and fired clay fragments moderate to abundant, latter particularly so in west of area. Twenty-three Late Saxon sherds (archive). West limit scatter not properly defined owing to harrowing. One bronze ring and small ?modern bronze key. On top large roddon. 27 x 24m minimum. (S3).
For full details see Fenland Folders (S4).
R. Sylvester.

October 1990. Found with metal detector.
Late Saxon to medieval sherds and metalwork.
See list and maps in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 November 1990.

1992. Metal detector finds. General spread.
Medieval and post medieval coins and finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1993.

March 1993. Metal detector finds.
Middle Saxon/Late Saxon, medieval metalwork.
Medieval and post medieval coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1993.

June 1993. Metal detector find.
Medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 3 August 1993.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • COIN (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • RING (Undated)
  • BOX (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CYY 10-13 (metal), FTC 24-8.
<S1>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP EC. FENS. WPP EC.
<S2>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 72. FENS. WPP 72.
<S3>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 73. FENS. WPP 73.
<S4>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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