Record Details

NHER Number:22515
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval pottery sherd concentrations, Iron Age, Late Saxon and medieval sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1986 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds from this field. Two concentrations of medieval pottery sherds, bone and shell fragments were also noted, and an Iron Age pottery sherds and Late Saxon sherd were also recovered.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 6021 1361
Map Sheet:TF61SW
Parish:WIGGENHALL ST GERMANS, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

3 April 1986. Fieldwalking weathered ploughsoil. East of Great Ouse, north of Holly House Farm.
Context 1: general scatter medieval sherds. WSG BB (S1).
Context 2 at 6018 1372: concentration moderate medieval pottery, sparse shell, very sparse bone, post medieval material sparse to moderate to locally abundant. On top a round ridge which may or may not be a roddon. 60m
east to west x 38m north to south at 3m OD. Also one Iron Age sherd, two Late Saxon. WSG 5 (S2).
Context 3 at 6019 1361: concentration medieval pottery moderate, bone and shell sparse, post medieval moderate to abundant. On top of roddon like ridge. Around 70m northwest to southeast x 50m northeast to southwest at 2.9m OD. WSG 6 (S3).
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S4).
R. J. Silvester (NAU) 7 April 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 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)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 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. WSG BB. FENS. WSG BB.
<S2>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WSG 5. FENS. WSG 5.
<S3>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WSG 6. FENS. WSG 6.
<S4>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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