Record Details

NHER Number:19585
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of Roman pottery sherds, medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1983 by the Fenland Survey recovered a number of medieval pottery sherds from across this field, particularly from the extreme east and adjacent to the medieval drove. A quite sizable concentration of Roman pottery sherds was also noted on the southeast side of a medium sized roddon.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5162 1156
Map Sheet:TF51SW
Parish:WALPOLE HIGHWAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

17 October 1983. Fenland fieldwalking. 100 acre plus field. Conditions very poor. Rough ploughed and partly weathered. Bright sunlight.
Context 1: sherds all over field, mostly medieval, mostly from extreme east end adjacent to medieval drove. WPP AB (S1).
Context 2: at 5202 1156 at 7-8 feet (2.1m - 2.4m) OD. Quite sizeable concentration of Roman sherds over top and southeast side of medium roddon. Despite condition of field quite a reasonable amount of material but no bone or other
find types noted. Hint of dark stain on ground. WPP 4 (S2).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S3).
R. Silvester (NAU), 17 October 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP AB. FENS. WPP AB.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 4. FENS. WPP 4.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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