Record Details

NHER Number:37628
Type of record:Monument
Name:Multi-period finds and features, Bacton to King's Lynn Transco Pipeline

Summary

Geophysical surveying, fieldwalking, metal detecting and excavation in 2003 recovered Iron Age and Late Saxon pottery fragments, a possible post-medieval cloth seal and post medieval pottery fragments. Also identified were a system of medieval ditches and gullies, possibly medieval pits and post holes, traces of a possible post medieval barn and a post-medieval wall. Five conjoined rectangular enclosures identified by the geophysical survey may be garden plots possibly associated with building remains found at NHER 37627.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 08928 26481
Map Sheet:TG02NE
Parish:WOOD DALLING, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2002 - January 2003. Fieldwalking, metal detecting andgeophysical survey. Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline. Construction section 28, plot number 119.
Geophysical survey identified linear anomalies defining up to five conjoined rectangular enclosures, or possibly garden remains. It was thought that these might be associated with the possible building remains found in plot 120 (NHER 37627). Fieldwalking recovered only one sherd of Iron Age or medieval pottery and fragments of post-medieval pantile. Metal detecting discovered two lead objects, one of which may be a post medieval cloth seal.
See (S1) and (S2).
S. Howard (NLA), 4 February 2010.

January - August 2003. Excavation.
Excavation revealed features including a medieval rectilinear system of ditches and short gullies and an apparent D-shaped enclosure; a post-medieval wall, possibly an early post-medieval barn and two parallel ditches.
Currently undated ditch, pits and post holes may be medieval. Pre-Conquest activity is suggested by a small but significant quantity of residual Late Saxon pottery. It is possible that the medieval features could be related to the post-medieval hall site on the north of the area (NHER 14043).
See (S3).
S. Howard (NLA), 4 February 2010.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • GARDEN? (Unknown date)
  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • D SHAPED ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GULLY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PANTILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Transco/Pre-Construct Geophysics. 2003. Pre-Construct Geophysics Report No. BKL02. Fluxgate Gradiometer and Magnetic Susceptibility Surveys: Bacton to King's Lynn Gas Pipeline.. vol 1 and 2.
<S2>Unpublished document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2003. Network Archaeology Report No. 184. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological field reconnaissance, fieldwalking, metal detecting and geophysical survey.. vol 1 and 2.
<S3>Unpublished document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2004. Post-Excavation Assessment of Potential for Analysis and Updated Project Design: Report and Appendices.. Vol 1 & 2. pp. 46-48.

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