Record Details

NHER Number:4707
Type of record:Monument
Name:Threxton deserted medieval village

Summary

The village of Threxton is recorded in the Domesday Book and an old document states that there were 23 taxpayers living there in 1377. By 1635 there were only four open fields and in 1805 one house. Slight earthworks of the village can still be seen. Prehistoric worked flints, part of an Early Saxon iron spearhead in two pieces, a Late Saxon 'backwards biting beast' disc brooch and a concentration of medieval and post medieval pottery have been found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 88 00
Map Sheet:TF80SE
Parish:LITTLE CRESSINGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Mentioned in Nomina Villarum, Domesday, 28 Taxpayers in 1329; Black Death relief 1352 to 134; 23 taxpayers in 1377; four open fields in 1635; one house in 1805.
Information from (S1).

1974. Unknown circumstances of finding. At [1] (4707/context 1).
Late Saxon disc brooch with backwards facing beast of type in (S2). Pin missing but hinged.
See (S3).
Cast NCM (mould 350.980)
Identified by A. Gregory (NAU), 2 February 1975.

9 October 1975. At [2] (4704/context 2).
Concentration in northeast corner of field of 13th to 16th century coarse and glazed wares.
Granite quern.
Iron knife.
One Thetford type rim sherd.
Worked flint all over area.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

Field north of church appeared to show faint earthworks. These examined by Brian Cushion (NLA). In his opinion an earthwork survey not warranted, as earthworks are very slight.
See [3].
H. Paterson (A&E), 6 December 1995.

September 2000. Metal detecting.
Area of context 1.
Early Saxon spearhead, Swanton group D1, in two pieces.
See (S4) in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 12 April 2001.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KNIFE (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPEAR (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Cressingham (Little).
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Cressingham (Little).
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: brooch CKF 28-30.
<S1>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
<S2>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1975. Drawing of a Late Saxon disc brooch.. Card. 2:1.
<S3>Article in serial: Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Vol XXX, p 166-74.
<S4>Photograph: X ray. NX5970.

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