Record Details

NHER Number:21939
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval trackway, medieval pottery sherd concentrations

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1985 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds, mainly from the vicinity of the drove. Two concentrations of medieval pottery sherds were also noted, both with shell, bone and post medieval fragments, situated on the edge of a medieval trackway.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 5808 1381
Map Sheet:TF51SE
Parish:WIGGENHALL ST GERMANS, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

14 November 1985. Fieldwalking on well weathered ploughsoil..
Context 1: general scatter medieval sherds mainly from vicinity of drove. WMV BZ (S1).
Context 2 at 5823 1387: concentration medieval pottery sparse to moderate, moderate shell, sparse animal bone, post medieval building rubble sparse to moderate. On edge medieval drove. Around 32m east to west x 36m north to south. WMV 13 (S2).
Context 3 at 5823 1373: concentration sparse medieval pot, sparse shell, very sparse bone, moderate post medieval rubbish. On edge of medieval drove. Area 23m east to west x 14m north to south 1.5m OD. WMV 14 (S3).
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S4).
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 19 November 1985.

Monument Types

  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BZ. FENS. WMV BZ.
<S2>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 13. FENS. WMV 13.
<S3>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 14. FENS. WMV 14.
<S4>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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