Record Details

NHER Number:29931
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval settlement and multi-period finds from Donnyngs field


Prehistoric flints, pieces of medieval lava quern and fragments of medieval and post-medieval pottery found during fieldwalking. A concentration of medieval pottery was recorded in the south of the field, suggesting that this was the site of a small medieval settlement on the edge of a small green shown on an estate map of 1629. Metal-detecting in 2011 recovered medieval pottery, medieval strap-end or buckle plate and pot mend, medieval/post-medieval vessel leg fragment and post-medieval crotal bell.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0530 9928
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

10 May 1993. Fieldwalking finds.
Flints, quern.
Medieval to post-medieval sherds.
See detailed lists and site plans in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 August 1993.

(S1) notes a small concentration of medieval pottery in the south of the field, one of a number of concentrations along the edge of a former green as shown on (S2) and (S3).
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA), 15 May 2006

March-April 2011. Metal-detecting.
Medieval pot sherds, medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 May 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1994. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1993. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt I pp 115-123. pp 118-119.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Davison, A.. 1994. Results of Fieldwalking around Morley Research Centre (Manor Farm).
<S2>Map: Waterman, T.. 1629. Map of Morley St Botolph with St Peter.
<S3>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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