Record Details

NHER Number:16854
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to post medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This was the site of a small medieval settlement which declined from the late medieval period into the post medieval period. Fieldwalking and metal detecting have recovered two Middle Saxon brooches, a Middle Saxon pin, medieval metal finds including a 13th century buckle and medieval and post medieval pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 37 96
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

1980. Finds from NARG fieldwalking.
44 medieval coarse ware sherds.
25 medieval/early post medieval glazed.
17 post medieval sherds.
9 stoneware late medieval/Post medieval.
Site plan in file.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) November 1980.
E. Rose (NAU) 5 December 1980.

March to April 1990. On north half of site on green edge.
Copper alloy brooch fragment, lug on reverse, cast ribbed and ring and dot decoration ?Middle Saxon.
Rim of early medieval ware (11th century) ginger jar with stamped decoration, large sub irregular shaped stamps with 20 roughly squared depressions divided by 3 vertical and 4 horizontal bars.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
Middle Saxon copper alloy pin with facetted head.
Middle Saxon copper alloy ansate 'caterpillar' brooch, 'V'-shaped motifs on circular terminals with rims of single transverse lug and trace of catchplate.
To be photographed.
? medieval copper alloy shaft fragment, pentagonal section; terminal with moulded decoration, and other end broken. ? function.
Identified by S. Margeson (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU) 9 May 1990.

December 1990 to January 1991. Found with metal detecting.
Copper alloy 13th century buckle with expanded tongue rest (compare with Norwich Castle).

(S1) records this as Site 4, a small strip of medieval settlement. The settlement was in pronounced decline by the early post medieval period.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 19 May 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Photograph: FNF15-20.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. p 21.

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