Record Details

NHER Number:21377
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of medieval objects, Middle Saxon to post medieval pottery sherds


Fieldwalking in 1985 and 1993 recovered a number of pottery sherds form the Middle Saxon and medieval periods, as well as noting a concentration of medieval pottery sherds, bone and shell fragments and post medieval building rubble.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 5588 1594
Map Sheet:TF51NE

Full description

16 April 1985. Walking of ploughed strip (rest of field unavailable).
Context 1: Odd medieval sherds. Also 1 Middle Saxon sherd. TYL CK (S1).
Finds in NCM.
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 20 April 1985.

17 December 1985. Remainder of field walked. Young winter cereal with a subtle coating of IPV weed killers.
Context 2 at 5570 1640: Concentration medieval pot sparse to moderate, sparse shell, sparse bone, building rubble and other post medieval rubbish (moderate) on edge of drove. Area 40m northwest to southeastE x 31m. TYL 45 (S2).
Context 3: Medieval sherds with two Middle Saxon Ipswich ware at 5572 1605.
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 18 December 1985.

Another Middle Saxon Ipswich ware sherd at context 4 5585 1605, 23 January 1986.
Details as before.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S3).
R. J. Silvester (NAU).

October 1993. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Fieldwalking across strip of field from south-west corner to centre in advance of road construction. Context 5: Medieval sherds. Medieval/post medieval bell.
Not differentiated from NHER 21378 Context 5.
See brief report (S4) for further details.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 18 February 1998.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • OYSTER SHELL (Undated)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (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 CK. FENS. TYL CK.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 45. FENS. TYL 45.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1993. Report of Fieldwalking A47 Walpole/Tilney Proposed Improvement. Norfolk Archaeological Unit.

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