Record Details

NHER Number:23204
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval settlement in field south of Manor Farm

Summary

A small scatter of medieval pottery has been found by fieldwalking, indicating that this was probably a medieval settlement site adjacent to the road. Prehistoric flints have also been recovered.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6591 1475
Map Sheet:TF61SE
Parish:MIDDLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

24 December 1986. Fenland fieldwalking.
Weathered ploughsoil, young winter cereal.
Context 1. MDT AJ.
General scatter odd undated sherds opposite farmhouse and in southwest corner mainly, also odd flints.
Context 2 at 6604 1472. MDT 6.
Small spread of medieval pottery, sparse, beside road. Rarity of pottery elsewhere on road frontage sufficient to indicate a site here. 43m northwest to southeast x 12m northeast to southwest at 5.8m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 29 December 1986.

Some of the material from Context 1 has been reidentified as medieval pottery.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MDT 6. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MDT AJ. FENS.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45. pp 128-130.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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