Record Details

NHER Number:41125
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon and medieval activity

Summary

An evaluation in 2005 recovered a number of features dating from the Neolithic to the medieval period. The earliest recorded activity consisted of prehistoric pits and ditches, from which Neolithic pottery and worked flint were recovered. A burnt flint mound, ditches that produced early to Middle Bronze Age pottery and worked flint, and Iron Age ditches, pits and postholes, with pottery indicating a middle to late Iron Age date were also found. In addition, an aisled Roman period structure was also identified, as well as a probable sunken featured building was recorded, from which Early to Middle Saxon pottery was recovered.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 12 01
Map Sheet:TG10SW
Parish:WYMONDHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January to February 2005. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of proposed development site. Contexts 1-349.
The earliest recorded activity consisted of prehistoric pits and ditches, from which Neolithic pottery and worked flint were recovered. A burnt flint mound was located with ?contemporary ditches that produced early to middle Bronze Age pottery and worked flint. Iron Age activity was represented by ditches, pits and postholes, with pottery indicating a middle to late Iron Age date. An aisled probable Romano-British structure was also identified. A probable sunken featured building was recorded, from which early to middle Saxon pottery was recovered. A hearth (possibly an oven) was associated with this sunken featured building. Excavations also revealed medieval ditches.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.115).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 11 October 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2019.

See NHER 25892 for surface finds from this area.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 12 February 2009.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • DITCH (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PIT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • DITCH (Middle Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 400 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 400 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Middle Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 400 BC to 42 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Middle Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 400 BC to 42 AD)
  • AISLED BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • GRUBENHAUS (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • HEARTH (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • OVEN? (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 410 AD to 850 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BURNT FLINT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Early Neolithic to Late Neolithic - 3600 BC to 3000 BC)
  • AWL (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • CORE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • HAMMERSTONE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT BOILER (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1001 BC)
  • POT (Middle Iron Age to Late Iron Age - 400 BC to 42 AD)
  • CLEAVER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • KNIFE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 411 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century - 1672 AD to 1679 AD)
  • COIN (18th Century - 1770 AD to 1770 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Slide: Various. 2005. Slides 1-289 An Archaeological Evaluation at Browick Road, Wymondham, by NAU Archaeology.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Ames, J. 2005. An Archaeological Evaluation at Browick Road, Wymondham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1050.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2006. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 124-136. p 136.

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25892Related to: Multi-period finds (Find Spot)

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