Record Details

NHER Number:19612
Type of record:Monument
Name:Middle Saxon to medieval settlement

Summary

Fieldwalking identified a possible house or church platform (see NHER 9013). Evidence of occupation from the Middle Saxon to the late medieval period was recovered. This has been identified as the village of Little Hockham. Metal detecting found a 10th century Viking copper alloy sword pommel with gold and silver plating and other finds indicative of Saxon to medieval settlement.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 94 90
Map Sheet:TL99SW
Parish:HOCKHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1983. Fieldwalking. Site [1].
Spread of sherds prehistoric, Neolithic/Bronze Age, Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval.
See list in file for details.
Late Saxon bone comb fragment.
Site 4 (central to spread) is a platform for a house? or church? (see NHER 9013).
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1983.

13 May 1994. NLA air photography.
The slight ditches previously recorded of possible house platform/ church are not clearly visible on the photos.
S. Massey (NLA), 6 February 2001.

Early 1998. Metal detecting.
Copper alloy 10th century Viking sword pommel with gold and silver plating. See description in file and (S2).
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval metal finds.
Three medieval coins.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 20 April 2000.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Undated)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • COMB (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SWORD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL9490-B-D.
---Aerial Photograph: TL 9490 E-F.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Davison, A. 1987. Little Hockham. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XL Pt I pp 84-93.
<S2>Photograph: I&RS. Finds Polaroid. Polaroid.

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