Record Details

NHER Number:20313
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Saxon objects concentration, Late Saxon to post medieval objects


A scatter of Middle Saxon ware was recovered on a low mound by the Fenland Survey on this site in 1984. A later medieval site is superimposed on part of the spread and includes occasional Late Saxon material. Part of the site is thought to be sealed by a later medieval flood banks.

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Grid Reference:TF 5768 1581
Map Sheet:TF51NE

Full description

5 April 1984. Fenland Fieldwalking
Scatters of medieval pottery, much Middle Saxon Ipswich ware, Late Saxon Stamford and Thetford wares on old roddon.
See full details in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 1 May 1984.

Some of the material found by R. Silvester has been reidentified as querns and a whetstone.

1989-1990. Further fieldwork during Fenland Evaluation Project
Auger holes were drilled on and off the roddon and a sample of the roddon silt taken.
The Middle Saxon exploitation of Marshland was almost completely unkown prior to the Fenland Survey. This site represents one of the larger, more significant examples of the period. Part of this site may be sealed under the bank which is believed to be medieval. There is also the possibility that the site is near a river crossing.
Ruth Fillery-Travis (NLA), 10 July 2007.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S1).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • 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

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 10. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 11. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 12. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 9. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL AP. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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