Record Details

NHER Number:35825
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Buckenham Tofts deserted medieval village


This area was investigated during 2000-01 as part of the Rapid Identification Survey. A number of Iron Age, Early Saxon and medieval pottery sherds were recovered. These sherds were felt to be evidence for the existence in this area of Buckenham Tofts deserted medieval village.

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Grid Reference:TL 8340 9507
Map Sheet:TL89NW

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November 2000 and December 2001. Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Buckenham Tofts Park. Management Unit O, Site 177:
Finds from molehills, within an area of approximately 100m x 30m.
1 undatable prehistoric pottery sherd (possibly Iron Age, base sherd, faint gritted, reduced with one pale brown surface surviving)
2 Iron Age/Early Saxon pottery sherds (handmade sandy reduced).
6 medieval pottery sherds (1 early medieval rim from very small vessel and 5 unglazed medieval base sherds).
1 undatable pottery sherd (dark base sherd, reduced sandy with very sparse shell inclusions).
Identifications by A. Rogerson (NLA).
Further evidence for part of the medieval settlement of Buckenham Tofts.
See report (S1) for further details.
B. Cushion (NLA) 12 December 2000 and January 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 May 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2002. STANTA ILMP Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.

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