Record Details

NHER Number:8495
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval hearth/pottery works, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds


In 1960 an area of black soil was noted here. Other such sites (NHER 1076 and 8479) have been identified as possible medieval hearths or pottery works. Subsequent fieldwalking in 1983 found sherds of medieval and post medieval pottery, although none within the area of burnt soil.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3261 1382
Map Sheet:TG31SW

Full description

April 1960. 'Another area of black soil'.
See NHER 8479, 1076 etc.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Source [1] suggests another pottery production site.

28 June 1983. Fieldwalking in poor soil conditions.
Apparently no concentration of pottery in dark soil area, but general scatter; one handle, one jar rim, one bowl rim, two jug rims, eight sherds medieval unglazed. One base late medieval/transitional. One sherd post medieval stoneware.
Finders A. Rogerson (NAU) and Pride James.
Finds held by NCM, formerly by staff fieldworker (A. Rogerson (NAU)).
Identifications by A. Rogerson (NAU) 25 October 1985.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 25 October 1985.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH? (Undated)
  • POTTERY WORKS? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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 - Medieval. Woodbastwick.

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