Record Details

NHER Number:22102
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval and post medieval object concentration, medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1986 by the Fenland Survey recovered medieval pottery sherds from this field, particularly from the western half. A concentration of medieval pottery sherds, along with very sparse shell and bone fragments and some sparse to moderate post medieval material was also noted. Metal detecting in 2008-9 recovered a medieval coin, a late medieval purse bar,a medieval book or furniture fitting and a post- medieval crotal bell.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 59 13
Map Sheet:TF51SE
Parish:WIGGENHALL ST GERMANS, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

15 January 1986. Fenland fieldwalking in winter cereal with well weathered soil.
Context 1: general scatter of odd medieval sherds particularly west half field. WSG AJ (S1).
Context 2 at 5940 1355. Concentration moderate medieval pottery, very sparse shell and bone, sparse to moderate post medieval. Silt stained darker than normal. Set on remnants of old bank. 47m east to west x 45m north to south at 2.1m OD. WSG 1 (S2).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S3).
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 15 January 1986.

December 2008- January 2009. Metal detecting. SITE EXTENDED
1 medieval coin, a minute late medieval purse bar and a post medieval crotal bell.
See list in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 February 2009

January- February 2009. Metal detecting
Medieval mount in the form of a male saint, for a book or furniture,
see description in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 3 March 2009

October- November 2009. Metal detecting.
1 medieval coin,
See list in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 10 December 2009

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WSG AJ. FENS. WSG AJ.
<S2>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WSG 1. FENS. WSG 1.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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