Record Details

NHER Number:44503
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval features, A140 bypass

Summary

This site was the subject of an archaeological evaluation carried out by the NAU in 2003 in advance of the construction of a new bypass. Trial trenches to the south of a medieval hollow way revealed a series of small gullies and shallow pits dating from the 11th to 14th centuries. A second probable hollow way was identified to the north of the site. Previously recorded under NHER 39671.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 20297 93825
Map Sheet:TM29SW
Parish:LONG STRATTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2002. Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey.
Assessment of A140 Long Stratton Bypass preliminary route options.
See report (S1) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2015.

September-October 2003. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of site at northern end of proposed route of A140 Long Stratton Bypass, to south of medieval hollow way (Trenches 25-28).
Revealed a series of small gullies and shallow pits dating from the 11th to 14th centuries. A second probable hollow way was identified to the north of the site.
See report (S2) for further details. The results of this work are summarised in (S3).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.437).
Previously recorded under NHER 39671. See NHER 44502 for details of site investigated at southern end of proposed bypass route (Trenches 1-22).
S. Spooner (NLA) 8 May 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 3 June 2015 and 21 July 2019.

January 2004. Trial Trenching.
Two additional trenches were opened to the south of Church Lane (Trenches 23-24).
See NHER 60792 and report (S4) for further details.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 4 September 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 3 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • GULLY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GULLY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CHAFING DISH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2002. A140 Long Stratton Bypass Preliminary Route Options. Report on a Desktop Assessment and Preliminary Walkover Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 701.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Town, M. 2003. An Archaeological Evaluation at A140 Long Stratton Bypass, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 872.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588.

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