Record Details

NHER Number:20318
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval and post medieval object concentrations, Roman and medieval pottery sherds


Fieldwalking in 1984 by the Fenland survey recovered a number of Roman and medieval pottery sherds from across this field, as well as noting two concentrations of medieval material. These included pottery sherds, shell and bone, as well as later post medieval building rubble, pottery and glass.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 5744 1576
Map Sheet:TF51NE

Full description

9 April 1984. Fenland Fieldwalking Ploughed and well weathered field except for harrowed strip 20m wide.
Context 1 = odd sherds medieval pottery over field.
Context 2 at 5733 1574. Moderate spread medieval pottery, shell moderate bone sparse. Later post medieval building rubble moderate. Some post medieval pottery and glass. Medieval material thins out to north. South edge of spread not defined for field harrowed recently, so north-to-south measurement 88m is minimum; 36m east-to-west maximum. On north edge smallish roddon, probably but not certainly against medieval drove.
Context 3 at 5737 1593. Concentration late medieval? Pottery, moderate. Shell dense, bone abundant, building rubble in form of fired clay (probably brick) fragments dense. These spread beyond medieval pottery distribution. Visible from distance as dark stain and set on roughly rectangular area up to 0.8m high which would seem to be artificial rather than roddon. On drove edge. 57 x 61m.
TYL 13 (S1), TYL AO (S2).
Compiled by R. Silvester (NAU), 9 April 1984.

Some of the material from Context 1 has been reidentified as Roman pottery.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRIQUETAGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (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.
<S1>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 13. FENS. TYL 13.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL AO. FENS. TYL AO.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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