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 and Fieldwalking Survey.
Geophysical survey of route of proposed pipeline. Recorded as 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 (S1) in Secondary File for NHER 34108-34122.

Field walking (Context 5) produced:
One notched flake of possible Mesolithic date
Three burnt flints
?Medieval roof tile
Medieval/post-medieval tile
One sherd of post-medieval pottery
See (S2) in Secondary File for NHER 34108-34122 for full details.
E. Rose (NLA) 7 May 1999.

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 - 500000 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 Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 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 Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • TILE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 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 Document: Network Archaeology. 1998. Network Archaeology Report No. 204. Brisley-Bushy Common, Norfolk Proposed Gas Pipeline Archaeogeophysical Survey. p 8.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Network Archaeology. 1998. Network Archaeology Report No. 210. Brisley to Bushy Common Proposed Gas Pipeline Archaeological Fieldwalking, Field Reconnaissance and Geophysical Survey.

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