Record Details

NHER Number:4400
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of medieval well and Bronze Age ceramic vessel, Wereham Green


At sometime prior to 1892 a Bronze Age pottery vessel was recovered from Wereham Green. Additional research also shows that during the medieval period the Green had a medieval well, and later in 1849 Abraham Sewell built a spring here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6806 0170
Map Sheet:TF60SE

Full description

Pre 1892. On Wereham Green.
Handled food vessel 10.2cm (4in) high. Decorated with two lines of bird-bone impressions below rim.
Held by Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography. (Wakes Green bequest).
Photographed by NCM.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).

Location of the Green noted by E. Rose (NAU) 25 May 1977. It is small enough to give an eight-figure reference.

By coincidence this is also the site of St Margarets Well (Ordnance Survey 25in).
E. Rose (NAU).

Reference (S4) in file notes a monument over a spring somewhere near this site built by Abraham Sewell in 1849.
Is this connected with the well?
E. Rose (NLA) 15 January 1999.

Monument Types

  • SPRING (Unknown date)
  • HOLY WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Wereham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Publication: Abercromby, J. 1912. A Study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland and its Associated Grave-Goods. Vol 1. Pl XXII; Fig 297.
<S2>Publication: Fox, C. 1923. The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region: a topographical study of the Bronze, Early Iron, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon Ages, with an introductory note on the Neolithic Age. p 38; Pl Vib.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1936. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Vol XXXVI, p 145.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1999. Village fact file. 14 Janauary.

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