Record Details

NHER Number:29336
Type of record:Monument
Name:Saxon and medieval pottery finds and possible site of medieval building at 2 Downs Cottages

Summary

Fragments of Late Saxon and medieval pottery were found in 1992. Reports in 1993 of layers of chalk and dumps of oyster shells may indicate the former presence of a medieval house.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 6865 3993
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:OLD HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1992. 2 Downs Cottages. Stray find.
One Saxo-Norman Grimston-Thetford type sherd.
Three medieval sherds including one 12th/13th century ginger jar rim.
Seven sherds from base of a Green Glazed Grimston jug and two medieval unglazed sherds.
Identified by W .Milligan (NCM).
L. Brewster (KLM), 18 November 1992.

August 1993.
Location of site corrected to above grid reference.
Source reports exposure of layers of chalk and dumps of oyster shells, sounding similar to those on site NHER 1115 to west.
Pottery finds being examined by KLM.
D. Gurney (NLA), 3 August 1993.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources - none

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