Record Details

NHER Number:37305
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval midden and multi-period finds, adjacent to The Old Rectory


In 2002 a possible medieval midden and a later pit were discovered during an evaluation excavation. The pit contained residual Roman tile and Early Saxon to Middle Saxon pottery sherds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7222 2539
Map Sheet:TF72NW

Full description

July 2002. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of proposed development site. Contexts 1 to 9 used.
Two trial trenches exposed a possible medieval midden deposit, cut by a small pit containing residual Roman and Early Saxon to Middle Saxon finds.
See repot (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2018.183).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 October 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 18 May 2015 and April 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MIDDEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Warsop, P. 2002. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at land adjacent to The Old Rectory, Station Road, Hillington. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 720.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 372.

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