Record Details

NHER Number:21539
Type of record:Monument
Name:Sites of Middle Saxon and medieval settlements and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Middle Saxon settlement and two medieval settlements revealed during fieldwalking. Prehistoric flints and fragments of Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery and post medieval clay pipes have been found on the site.

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Grid Reference:TM 3761 9896
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Winter 1984 to 1985. Hales sites 155-7. Fieldwalking low grown cereal, just shot good conditions.
Context 1 general scatter (157) 4 worked flints.
1 base 3 sherds Ipswich pimply.
1 rim 1 sherd Ipswich sandy.
1 rim jar probably Middle Saxon local sandy.
40 medieval unglazed.
2 late medieval/early post medieval.
1 16th century green-glazed base.
10 glazed red earthenware.
Context 2 at 3765 9910 (155). Impressive concentration.
73 medieval unglazed, 8 medieval glazed including 2 odd jug rims oxydised and not actually glazed.
2 late medieval/early post medieval.
5 glazed red earthenware.
1 worked flint.
Context 3 at 3754 9895 (158).
16 medieval unglazed.
1 whitish fabric glazed medieval import.
13 late medieval/early post medieval.
19 glazed red earthenware.
6 post medieval stoneware.
3 clay pipes.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 12 July 1985.
Details in file.

(S1) identifies three sites recorded under this number.
Site 155 is the site of a medieval settlement which had disappeared by the post medieval (possibly shifting to the site of nearby Plumer's Farm).
Site 156 is the site of a medieval settlement, and together with Site 155 represents expansion into areas not exploited since the Middle Saxon period.
Site 157 is the site of a probable Middle Saxon settlement, but there is no evidence for later occupation.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 12 June 2006

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 155. Hales.
---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 156. Hales.
---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 157. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. pp 16-22.

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