Record Details

NHER Number:18952
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Saxon and medieval pottery sherds and finds


Fenland fieldwalking here in 1983 recovered sherds of Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon and medieval pottery along with pieces of bone and shell. Subsequently, in 1990, a Late Saxon cast bronze foot and a Saxon or medieval spindle whorl were found in the same area.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 47 13
Map Sheet:TF41SE

Full description

24 February 1983.
Context 1.
Odds and ends of medieval pottery also one Middle Saxon, four Late Saxon, in field containing:

Context 2 at [2]. 40m x 30m 3.7m (12ft) OD.
Sparse scatter medieval pottery on main roddon, on top and especially on west side. Also two Middle Saxon and several Late Saxon - archive.
Some bone and shell.
Little soil discolouration.

Context 3 at [3].
Largeish scatter of medieval pottery on small roddon joining main roddon but not spreading onto top of latter. Includes several Late Saxon sherds. Two spreads of grey soil containing bone, shell and pottery. These areas are separate but overall the pottery covers an irregular area of approximately 60m west-to-east x 50m north-to-south at 10' OD.
Identifications by R. Silvester (NAU) March 1983.

Some of the material found by R. Silvester (NAU) has been reidentified as Roman pottery.

January 1990. At [4] (Grid reference supplied by finder).
Late Saxon cast bronze foot of vessel in form of animal head.
To be photographed.
At [5].
Spindle whorl, stone, probably fine grained limestone. Middle Saxon, Late Saxon or medieval.
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NAU) 21 February 1990.

Forms part of large metal detector scatter NHER 25853.
E. Rose 28 September 1990.

For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders (S1).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • VESSEL (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW BF. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Thesis: Davies, G.. 2010. Settlement, economy and lifestyle: The changing social identities of the coastal settlements of West Norfolk, 450-1100 AD..
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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25853Related to: Multi-period metal objects, coins and pottery sherds (Find Spot)

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