Record Details

NHER Number:40197
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval pit, The Paddocks

Summary

An archaeological evaluation in 2004 revealed a shallow pit containing 11th to 14th century pottery and mammal bone. This is likely to be a medieval rubbish pit. The absence of any burial or other feature of Anglo-Saxon date provides excellent negative evidence that the nearby Early Saxon cemetery (NHER 1125) did not extend north into this area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 81777 08651
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2004. NAU excavation. Contexts 1-18 used.
Shallow medieval pit containing seven medieval pottery sherds of the same fabric.
The absence of any burial or other feature of Anglo-Saxon date provides excellent negative evidence that the nearby Early Saxon cemetery (NHER 1125) did not extend north into this area.
See report (S1) for further details.
See also (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 10 November 2004.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Hobbs, B.P.. 2004. NAU Report No. 937. An Archaeological Excavation at The Paddocks, Cley Road, Swaffham, Norfolk..
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 760.

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