Record Details

NHER Number:17188
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval to post medieval settlement, Wash Lane


Fieldwalking has recovered a substantial amount of medieval and post medieval pottery and other finds. This was the site of a common edge settlement during the medieval and post medieval periods, but the site appears to have been deserted after the 16th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3758 9607
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Late 1980. Surface finds in fieldwalking. Hales Hall Survey.
585 medieval coarse sherds.
54 medieval to late medieval sherds.
131 late medieval to early post medieval glazed.
50 post medieval glazed (including 3 black glazed).
Very rough division between these latter three categories. Site probably does not extend much if at all into 17th century.
1 very pale cream fine fabric, not glazed, import?, unidentified.
Brick/tile fragments including pantile and 1 roof tile with green glaze. Late medieval.
1 copper alloy cow/sheep bell fragment.
8 clay pipe stems.
Miscellaneous ironwork.
Part of mortar in shelly limestone.
19 lava quern fragments.
13 stoneware sherds 15th to 17th century.
13 china, willow pattern etc.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) 1981.

(S1) records this site as Site 24.
Intense medieval and early post medieval activity, but after the 16th century the site appears to have been deserted.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 January 2006

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • MORTAR (VESSEL) (Undated)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49.

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