Record Details

NHER Number:24900
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mesolithic/Neolithic worked flints and Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon and Late Saxon to post-medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1988 recovered a small number of Mesolithic/Neolithic worked flints and Iron Age, Roman, Early Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds. A slight concentration of Late Saxon pottery close to the church suggests this may have been an area of settlement at this time.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 9528 9189
Map Sheet:TL99SE
Parish:HOCKHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1988. Fieldwalking.
Fieldwalking by [1]. Field walked in 30m transects (split into North Area and South Area) with a strip at the north-western edge of the field walked closely (Squares 1-3). The only real concentration lay to the east of the church where Early Saxon and Late Saxon pottery was found. On the rest of the field finds were scarce.

Finds from Sqaures 1-3 (Contexts 1-3):
4 Iron Age/Early Saxon pottery sherds (1 hard grey gritty and 3 dark grey handmade).
28 Roman pottery sherds (26 greyware and 2 coarse).
1 ?Roman pottery sherd (indet. grey).
1 Roman/Late Saxon pottery sherd (greyware/Thetford type).
2 Early Saxon pottery sherds (organic temper).
9 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford type).
1 ?Late Saxon pottery sherd (?Thetford type).
4 medieval pottery sherds (1 early medieval, 3 unglazed)
5 post-medieval pottery sherds (2 Glazed Red Earthenware, 1 unglazed oxidised and 2 stoneware)

Found in North Area (Context 4):
2 Iron Age pottery sherds (gritty).
1 Roman pottery sherd (coarse).
3 Late Saxon pottery sherds (Thetford type).
9 medieval pottery sherds (unglazed).
2 post-medieval pottery sherds (1 stoneware and 1 flowerpot).

Found in South Area (Context 5):
3 prehistoric worked flints.
1 Iron Age pottery sherd (gritty).
3 Roman pottery sherds (2 greyware and 1 coarse).
11 medieval pottery sherds (unglazed).
1 undatable pottery sherd.

Finds identified by A. Rogerson (NAU), 6 November 1988, see list and finder's notes and sketch map in file. Finds subsequently donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.163.4), where the flints were identified as Mesolithic/Neolithic. See (S1) for further information on the results of the Hockham fieldwalking.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 September 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Early Iron Age to Early Saxon - 800 BC? to 650 AD?)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (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 - none

Sources and further reading

---Map: Finder's Map..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in Serial: Davison, A. 1991. Great Hockham a Village which has Moved?. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt II pp 145-161.

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