Record Details

NHER Number:17089
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric flint tools and Saxon pottery sherds, from Fincham Farm lands


During 1969-70 a number of prehistoric flint tools and sherds of Saxon Thetford Ware pottery were recovered from this field. It is also worth noting that an aerial photograph of this location taken in 1946 shows some linear cropmarks, although their date and meaning are not known.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 827 210
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

30 March 1946.
Ministry of Works aerial photography, see (S1).
Some indication of linear marks - any significance?
E. Rose (NAU) 30 October 1984.

1969-70. Surface finds. Hog Yard, Fincham Farm.
Catalogue gives the following.

25 October 1969.
Flint scrapers (37H).
'Poor scrapers' (49I).

2 May 1970.
'A Saxon sherd'.
Also 'another Saxon sherd from Hog Yard near the Brick Kilns' (i.e. the field to the south).
Material not seen as not kept separate, but with material seen, all pottery referred to as 'Saxon' is Thetford-type ware, Ipswich Ware being specifically called Middle Saxon.
E. Rose (NAU) 24 February 1981.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Undated)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: TF 8221A.

Related records - none

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