Record Details

NHER Number:21078
Type of record:Monument
Name:Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval settlement

Summary

Metal detecting and fieldwork have revealed the site of a possible Roman settlement, a Middle to Late Saxon settlement, port and market and a medieval settlement with a possible lime kiln. This site is located within the area of NHER 25962. Finds from here include prehistoric pottery sherds, part of a Bronze Age flat axehead, Roman brooches and coins, an Early Saxon brooch and girdle hanger, Middle Saxon pins and brooches, Late Saxon strap ends and medieval pottery sherds and coins.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF62SE
Parish:BAWSEY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 1974. Context 4.
Potboilers found.

1977. Fieldwalking. Context 3.
Late Saxon to medieval sherds found.
A. Rogerson (NAU) and N. Adams (NAU).

About 1984.
Middle Saxon and Late Saxon sherds found.
A. Rogerson (NAU) January 1985.

1985 and before. Metal detecting. Context 1 and 2, small finds 1 to 18.
Large quantities of Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval metalwork.
A. Rogerson (NAU) and A. Gregory (NAU).

1985 to 1986. Small finds 19 to 34.
Middle Saxon and Late Saxon metalwork.

1986. Metal detecting. Small finds 35 to 53.
Bronze Age axe, Roman, Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval metalwork.
Prehistoric, Roman, Middle Saxon and medieval pottery.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 1986.

January to February 1986. Fieldwork.
Soilmarks noted and patch of burnt red earth, possible lime kiln.
E. Rose (NAU) 20 February 1986.

1988. Metal detecting. Small finds 54 to 60
Middle Saxon and medieval metalwork.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 1988.

1990. Metal detecting. Small finds 61 to 124.
Quantities of Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval metalwork.
See full details, plans (S1) and correspondence in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 27 February 1991.

April 2001.
Scheduled.
See file NHER 3328.
D. Gurney (NLA) 23 January 2002.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • MARKET (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PORT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LIME KILN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DISC (Undated)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • LOCKING MECHANISM (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • POT (Undated)
  • STUD (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAT AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • GIRDLE HANGER (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • RING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BOX (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • STYLUS (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CRUCIFIX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • KNIFE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PUNCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • AWL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MIRROR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL (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)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in monograph: Rogerson, A.. 2003. Six Middle Anglo-Saxon Sites in West Norfolk.. Markets in Early Medieval Europe: Trading and ' Productive' Sites, 650-850. Pestell, T. & Ulmschneider, K. (ed.).
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2001. Schedule Report.
---Photograph: JHP 1, 2.
---Illustration: Penn, K.. 1985. Drawing of a Late Saxon silver hooker tag fragment.. Film. 2:1.
---Illustration: Peach, G.. 1985. Drawing of an Early Saxon side ot top knob from a florid cruciform brooch.. Card. 2:1.
---Illustration: Penn, K.. 1985. Drawing of a Middle Saxon bronze pin.. Film. 2:1.
---Illustration: Penn, K.. 1985. Drawing of an Early Saxon suspension ring.. Film. 2:1.
---Photograph: EAZ.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CZJ27-32,36,CZE1,CZC,CYW,CSF22-5,EAP,EDL,EUN23-7,EUM26-8,FHQ26-7,FNQ12-7.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..

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