|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Concentrations of medieval pottery sherds, Late Saxon to post medieval objects|
Fieldwalking in 1986 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds from across this field. Six individual concentrations of medieval pottery sherds also noted, some included a few Late Saxon pottery sherds, shell fragments, and post medieval objects.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 5988 1552|
|Parish:||WIGGENHALL ST GERMANS, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
5 November 1986. Fenland fieldwalking. Well weathered soil, young cereal. Large field north of road between Fallowpipe Farm and Saddlebow.
Context 1: general scatter. Medieval sherds. WMV BQ (S1) and WMV BU (S2).
Context 2: at 6029 1549 concentration sparse medieval pottery. Some of the material from context 2 has been reidentified as Late Saxon pottery. WMV BR (S3).
Context 3: at 6019 1547 concentration sparse medieval pot, sparse shell, moderate amounts post medieval rubbish about 38m east to west x 36m north to south at 1. 8m OD. WMV 20 (S4).
Context 4: at 6024 1548 concentration of medieval pot sparse to moderate, same for shell, sparse post medieval material 40m east to west x 46m north to south at 1.8m OD. WMV 21 (S5).
Context 5: at 6005 1569 concentration of medieval pottery sparse to moderate, sparse shell, sparse post medieval material. 43m east to west x 32m north to south at 2.5m OD. WMV 22 (S6).
Context 6: at 5985 1540 concentration od medieval pottery, moderate; sparse shell, couple of bone fragments. Post medieval material also sparse. 42m east to west x 39m north to south. WMV 23 (S7).
Context 7: at 5972 1538 concentration medieval pottey sparse to moderate, sparse shell, post medieval material
sparse to moderate 50m east to west x 48m north to south at 1.8m OD. WMV 24 (S8).
Finds in NCM .
Also one Thetford sherd
R. Silvester (NAU), 10 November 1986.
Details as above.
Context 8: at 5964 1535 small scatter pottery, medieval over area of about 17m north to south x 10m east to west a few shells. WMV BT (S9).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S10).
R. Silvester (NAU), 1 December 1986.
- FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
- FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
- 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
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S1>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BQ. FENS. WMV BQ. |
|<S2>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BU. FENS. WMV BU. |
|<S3>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BR. FENS. WMV BR. |
|<S4>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 20. FENS. WMV 20. |
|<S5>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 21. FENS. WMV 21. |
|<S6>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 22. FENS. WMV 22. |
|<S7>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 23. FENS. WMV 23. |
|<S8>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 24. FENS. WMV 24. |
|<S9>||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BT. FENS. WMV BT. |
|<S10>||Archive: Fenland Folders. |
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