Record Details

NHER Number:22137
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman pottery sherd concentrations, medieval object concentration

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1985 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds, along with a few Roman and one Late Saxon sherds, from this field. Two concentrations of Roman pottery sherds were also noted, as well as a concentration of medieval pottery sherds with bone and shell fragments.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 4946 1575
Map Sheet:TF41NE
Parish:WALPOLE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

23 January 1986. Fieldwalking in weathered ploughsoil.
Context 1: general scatter medieval sherds with few Roman nearly opposite NHER 22138/context 2. Also one Late Saxon sherd. WPP GK (S1).
Context 2: at 4943 1560. Small group Roman sherds. WPP GJ (S2).
Context 3: at 4941 1580. Concentration Roman pottery beside drainage dyke, also possible quern stone. Also one medieval and one post medieval sherd. 43m x 15m at 2.4m OD. WPP 106. (S3).
Context 4: at 4964 1562. Concentration sparse to moderate medieval pottery, but both bone and shell very sparse. Similarly post medieval material very sparse. Set on west side drove. 43m north to south x 25m east to west at 2.4m OD. WPP 107 (S4).
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S5).
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 27 January 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP GK. FENS. WPP GK.
<S2>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP GJ. FENS. WPP GJ.
<S3>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 106. FENS. WPP 106.
<S4>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 107. FENS. WPP 107.
<S5>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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