Record Details

NHER Number:17316
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated ditches and multi-period objects


In 1981 a number of Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval, Late Saxon and post medieval pottery sherds and metalwork objects were recovered from the back garden of this property. Subsequent observations carried out in 1996 during the digging of foundation trenches observed a number of undated ditches and a modern soakaway drain.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6221 9470
Map Sheet:TL69SW

Full description

1981. Back gardens, divided into context areas.
Roman, Middle Saxon, medieval, Late Saxon and post medieval sherds and metalwork.
For full details see list in file.
Information from S. Ashley (NAU).
Finds held by NCM.
Identifications by A. Rogerson (NAU) May 1981.
A. Rogerson (NAU) May 1981.

16 August 1996. Watching Brief.
Observation of foundation trenches. U-shaped trench excavated to rear of property for footings to extension. Only part of trenches seen due to premature concreting in southern side of excavation. Three linear features observed, cut through sand which overlies clay (Contexts 4-12).
F11 - a modern soakaway drain.
F5 and F8 undated ditches.
All finds from spoil heaps modern - none retained.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
A. Crowson (NLA) 16 August 1996.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Undated)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 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

---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.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Crowson, A. 1996. Report on Observations at Step Cottage, 5 Churchgate Street, Southery. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 189.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 559.

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