Record Details

NHER Number:3569
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early Saxon settlement and cemetery

Summary

Fieldwalking and metal detecting at this site have recovered a scatter of Roman to post medieval pottery and metalwork including Early Saxon brooches and fragments of brooches and other personal ornaments. These finds are indicative of an Early to Middle Saxon settlement site, part of a larger settlement and cemetery complex.

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Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF72SW
Parish:CONGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1964.
Post medieval finds.

1981. Systematic Fieldwalking Survey.
Gridded fieldwalking in western part of field, including all of the area covered by this record.
Prehistoric worked flints, many Middle Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds and undated brick, tile and slag fragments.
See [1] for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 13 November 2015.

1982 - 1984.
Early Saxon settlement or cremation cemetery with also finds of other dates.
See drawings (S1)-(S8).

1985.
Iron Age/Roman strap end. See sketch (S9).

1986.
Roman brooch and medieval coin and metalwork.

1994. Metal detecting.
Roman coin, post medieval jetton, medieval and post medieval metalwork.
See file for details and (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 29 August 1990.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CREMATION CEMETERY (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • STRAP FITTING (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BOWL (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BROOCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BALANCE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BALANCE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Congham.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1982. Drawings of Early Saxon copper alloy small-long brooches, brooch fragments and enamelled object. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Penn, K. 1982. Drawing of an Early Saxon copper alloy small-long brooch. Paper. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Penn, K. 1982. Drawing of an undated copper alloy strap end or vessel repair. Paper. 2:1.
<S4>Illustration: Penn, K. 1982. Drawing of a medieval copper alloy buckle. Paper. 2:1.
<S5>Illustration: Penn, K. 1982. Drawing of a possible Middle Saxon Ipswich ware pottery sherd. Paper. 2:1.
<S6>Illustration: Penn, K. 1982. Drawing of a medieval or later copper alloy scale pan. Paper. 2:1.
<S7>Illustration: Penn, K. 1982. Drawing of an Early Saxon glass bead. Paper. 2:1.
<S8>Illustration: Penn, K. 1982. Drawing of an Early Saxon glass bead. Paper. 2:1.
<S9>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1985. Sketch of a Late Iron Age/Roman copper alloy strap end mount. Paper. 1:1.

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