Record Details

NHER Number:20822
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon and early medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Late Saxon and early medieval settlement, which began to be occupied in the 11th century, and continued into the 12th century. This settlement continues under site NHER 20629. Field walking recovered prehistoric flints, pottery dating from the Roman to the post medieval periods.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9181 1246
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

7 March 1984 and 16 September 1984. Ordnance Survey field Little Fransham AJGR L149.
Field walking, good conditions.
Medieval sherds including Grimston.
Roman or Late Saxon sherds also Grimston Thetford.
16th century glazed sherds, worked flint.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 26 October 1984

This site, and NHER 20629, are recorded as LS16 and Med 60 in (S2). The settlement began to be occupied in the 11th century, and continued into the 12th century.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 16 December 2005

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L149. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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