Record Details

NHER Number:29241
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds and pit-like geophysical anomalies

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting in these fields have recovered prehistoric flints (including a notched Mesolithic flake), pottery dating from the Roman to the post medieval periods, and medieval roof tiles. Pit-like anomalies were identified during a geophysical survey carried out by Network Archaeology in 1999 in advance of the construction of a new pipeline.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9547 1453
Map Sheet:TF91SE
Parish:GRESSENHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1980s. Fieldwalking.
Finds from OS 1928 Fields 233, 235, 236, 237 (see map in file).
Worked flint.
Roman, Late Saxon, medieval, post medieval pottery.
3 Contexts, but not differentiated on map.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 20 October 1992

May 1998. Geophysical Survey.
Magnetometry survey on route of proposed pipeline (Site 19 at [1]; Context 4).
Findings were minimal, but included pit-like anomalies features. A linear magnetic anomaly was an extant furrow at a crop boundary.
See report (S1) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA) 7 May 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 January 2017.

November 1998. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Field survey on route of proposed route (Context 5):
Finds recovered included:
1 ?Mesolithic notched flint flake.
3 ?prehistoric burnt flints.
1 ?medieval roof tile.
1 medieval/post-medieval tile.
1 post-medieval pottery sherd.
See report (S2) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA) 7 May 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 January 2017.

November-December 2004. Metal-detecting. Site extended to whole field, previously in area centred [2].
1 medieval roofing tile.
1 medieval/post-medieval lead pot mend.
1 post-medieval pottery sherd (Frechen Stoneware).
Pottery Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 January 2005.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 26 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FEATURE? (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • NOTCHED FLAKE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT MEND (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • TILE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 1998. Brisley-Bushy Common, Norfolk. Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeogeophysical Survey. Network Archaeology. 204. p 8.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 1998. Brisley to Bushy Common Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Fieldwalking, Field Reconnaissance and Geophysical Survey. Network Archaeology. 210.

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