Record Details

NHER Number:21378
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval trackway, medieval object concentrations, medieval pottery sherds


Fieldwalking in 1985 recovered a scatter of medieval pottery sherds from the west of this field, as well as noting two concentrations of medieval objects. These included pottery sherds, shell and hone fragments and some post medieval material. A medieval droveway was also recorded. Fieldwalking in 1993 also recovered medieval pottery sherds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 5540 1558
Map Sheet:TF51NE

Full description

16 April 1985. Fieldwalking on weathered ploughsoil but with too much weed cover for good collection.
Context 1: general scatter medieval sherds to west. TYL CL (S1).
Context 2 at 5519 1550: Concentration medieval pottery sparse to moderate, sparse shell, sparse bone; slight slope down to hedge beside road which could mark edge of medieval drove. Little post medieval material. 73m north to south x 33m east to west at 1.8m OD. TYL 36 (S2).
Context 3 at 5521 1564: Concentration sparse medieval pot, sparse shell and bone, some post medieval rubbish. On putative edge of drove, 35m north to south x 26m east to west. 1.8m OD. TYL 37 (S3).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S4).
Finds in NCM.
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 20 April 1985.

October 1993. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Context 4. Strip across east half of field walked in advance of road construction.
Medieval sherds.
Medieval/Post medieval bell.
Not differentiated from site NHER 21377 Context 5.
See brief report (S5) for further details.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 18 February 1998.

Monument Types

  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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 CL. FENS. TYL CL.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 36. FENS. TYL 36.
<S3>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. TYL 37. FENS. TYL 37.
<S4>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1993. Report of Fieldwalking A47 Walpole/Tilney Proposed Improvement. Norfolk Archaeological Unit.

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