Record Details

NHER Number:16033
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon axehead and medieval and post medieval pottery


Fieldwalking before the construction of Gillingham bypass recovered fragments of medieval and post medieval pottery. A Late Saxon iron socketed axehead and the handle of 13th to 14th century jug were found during construction of the road.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 4108 9211
Map Sheet:TM49SW

Full description

2 April 1980. On line of bypass.
Low cereal crop.
Occasional medieval and post medieval sherds.
Found by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 29 April 1980.

30 April 1980. Walked again after topsoil stripped.
No features, no finds.
A. Rogerson (NAU).

Early 1981. Found in constructing road between chains 600 and 700.
Iron T shaped socketed axe, Late Saxon to mid 14th century date.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) and B. Yates (Rural Life Museum).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 1981.

September 1982. Found in soil dumped on site NHER 19150, excavated from making new footbridge opposite Catholic Church.
13th/14th century unglazed jug handle/rim sherd.
To NAU May 1983.
W. Milligan (NCM) 4 October 1982.

Monument Types

  • 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

  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1399 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: 1954. London Museum Medieval Catalogue. Type III, p 55.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S3>Map: Finder's Map..

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