Record Details

NHER Number:23928
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Iron Age, Early Saxon and medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of an Iron Age, Early Saxon and medieval settlement. Prehistoric flints, Roman tile and fragments of pottery dating from the late prehistoric to the post medieval periods have been found by fieldwalking. A medieval finger ring has been found by metal detecting.

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Grid Reference:TF 71 05
Map Sheet:TF70NW

Full description

18 December 1986. Sites BB 387 to 401, Contexts 2 to 16. Fieldwalking, good conditions.
Iron Age sherds; Early Saxon sherds including concentration of Iron Age/Early Saxon.
Roman sherds and tile, including Samian.
Medieval sherds including Grimston.
Late Saxon sherds Thetford and St Neots.
Middle Saxon Ipswich ware.
Post medieval sherds including Rearen.
Prehistoric sherds.
See list and plots in file.
Identified A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 12 August 1987.

1994. Metal detecting and fieldwalking.
Roman, or late medieval/early post medieval sherd.
Late medieval signet ring.
See details in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 27 October 1994.

Ref (S1) states that a complete rectangular moat is depicted here on an 18th century map in NRO. It is not manorial and its origin is unknown.
E. Rose (NLA) 3 December 1997.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Early Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 387. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 388. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 389. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 390. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 391. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 392. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 393. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 394. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 395. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 396. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 397. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 398. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 399. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 400. BB.
---*Fieldwork: Barton Bendish Survey. 401. BB.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Monograph: Rogerson, A. and Davison, A. 1997. An archaeological and historical survey of the parish of Barton Bendish. Barton Bendish and Caldecote: fieldwork in south-west Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. Rogerson, A. et al.. No 80 pp 1-42. p 29.

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