Record Details

NHER Number:25356
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Upper Palaeolithic flint blades and scraper, later prehistoric flints and multi-period pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1989 recovered more than 250 medieval pottery sherds. A range of other objects were also recovered, including Upper Palaeolithic and undatable prehistoric worked flints and small amounts of prehistoric, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 936 900
Map Sheet:TL99SW
Parish:WRETHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1989. Fieldwalking.
Illington Survey (Field 44).

Found at Context 1:
1 undatable prehistoric flint blade and 1 pottery sherd (gritty).
3 Roman pottery sherds (greyware)
2 ?Roman pottery sherds.
20 medieval pottery sherds (18 medieval unglazed and 2 medieval glazed).
3 post-medieval pottery sherds (2 Glazed Red Earthenware sherds and 1 stoneware).

Found at Context 2:
3 undatable prehistoric worked flints (including 2 scrapers).
1 Roman pottery sherd (greyware).
1 ?Roman pottery sherd (probable coarseware sherd).
3 medieval pottery sherds (medieval unglazed).
3 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (Late Medieval/Transitional).
1 post-medieval pottery sherd (Glazed Red Earthenware).

Found at Context 3:
1 undatable prehistoric flint blade and 1 pottery sherd (gritty).
1 Roman pottery sherd (greyware).
2 medieval pottery sherds (medieval unglazed).
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (1 Glazed Red Earthenware and 1 Westerwald stoneware).
1 undatable unidentified pottery sherd.

Found at Context 4:
1 Roman pottery sherd (greyware).
1 Late Saxon pottery sherd (Thetford-type ware base sherd).
47 medieval pottery sherds (43 medieval unglazed and 4 glazed Grimston ware).

Found at Context 5:
1 ?Upper Palaeolithic flint blade.
91 medieval pottery sherds (75 medieval unglazed, 4 medieval glazed and 12 glazed Grimston ware)
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (Late Medieval/Transitional).
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (Glazed Red Earthenware).

Found at Context 6:
1 ?Upper Palaeolithic flint blade.
53 medieval pottery sherds (40 medieval unglazed, 2 medieval glazed and 11 glazed Grimston ware, including a decorated handle).
4 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherds (Late Medieval/Transitional).

Found at Context 7:
1 Iron Age pottery sherd (gritty).
1 ?Late Saxon pottery sherd (possible Late Saxon Thetford-type ware).
24 medieval pottery sherds (20 medieval unglazed and 4 glazed Grimston ware).
1 medieval/post-medieval pottery sherd (Late Medieval/Transitional).
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (1 Glazed Red Earthenware and 1 stoneware).

Found at Context 8:
1 ?Upper Palaeolithic flint scraper.
20 medieval pottery sherds (16 medieval unglazed and 4 glazed Grimston ware).

The potentially Upper Palaeolithic flints were identified by J. J. Wymer and the other objects by the finder. See lists and survey notes in file. Although the three potentially Upper Palaeolithic flints are not particularly diagnostic, the technique displayed is typical of an Upper Palaeolithic long blade industry. All three pieces are also of a brown lustrous flint, which is often seen in assemblages with diagnostic Upper Palaeolithic material. See note by J. J. Wymer in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 1 August 1989. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 April 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Unknown date)
  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • WORKED OBJECT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC? to 10001 BC?)
  • END SCRAPER (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC? to 10001 BC?)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD? to 1065 AD?)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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