Record Details

NHER Number:7269
Type of record:Monument
Name:Middle Saxon to medieval settlement, site of a post medieval building and multi-period finds

Summary

Fieldwalking has uncovered a site of Middle Saxon to medieval settlement, the site of a post medieval building and multi-period finds. The artefacts include prehistoric worked flints and fragments of possible Iron Age, Roman, possible Early Saxon, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery. The quantity and concentration of Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval pottery suggests that people lived on the site during these periods. A concentration of post medieval building material was found where a 16th century map indicates the 'site of a rectory'.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 9326 1607
Map Sheet:TF91NW
Parish:LONGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1969. Surface finds. Context 1.
Ipswich ware (Middle Saxon) and Thetford ware (Late Saxon), and medieval sherds, two handmade ?Early Saxon sherds, battered Samian rim with other possible Roman sherds.
Information from (S3)
P. Wade-Martins.

West of the church was a scatter of post medieval building material where a 16th century map marks 'site of rectory'.

1975. Context 2.
On ploughed surface. Medieval sherds including green-glazed Grimston, iron slag, fragment of lava millstone.
E. Rose (NAU).

7 March 1987. Fieldwalking. Context 3.
North part of field immediately south of the church.
Flints and prehistoric pottery, Iron Age? Pot and more Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
See list and plot (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NAU) and R. Silvester (NAU), 5 June 1987.

The quantity and concentration of Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval pottery suggests that there was settlement on the site during these periods.
See (S2).
D. Robertson & A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 May 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Post Medieval - 500000 BC to 1900 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VICARAGE? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MILLSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Longham.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Longham.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Longham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Monograph: Wade-Martins, P. 1980. Fieldwork and Excavation on Village Sites in Launditch Hundred, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 10. pp 33-39.
<s3>Article in serial: Wilson, D. M. and Hurst, D. G. 1972. Medieval Britain in 1970. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XV (for 1971) pp 124-179. P129.

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