Record Details

NHER Number:19622
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman object concentration, medieval pottery sherds

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1983 by the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of medieval pottery sherds from across this area. A concentration of Roman pottery sherds, bone and shell fragments was also noted near a number of roddons. A blue bead with grey swirls, possibly dating to the Middle Saxon period, has also been recovered from this area.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 5193 1420
Map Sheet:TF51SW
Parish:WALPOLE HIGHWAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

26 October 1983. Fenland fieldwalking. Well weathered winter wheat to 10cm high.
Context 1: scatter of medieval sherds over field.
Context 2: at 5187 1424 concentration of Roman pottery on confluence of roddons at 7-8 (2.1m to 2.4m) feet OD, the material spreading over top and down sides of silted watercourses. Material not as dense as on similar sites in
surrounding area. Sparse animal bone and shell. No soil discolouration noted but this may be a function of crop
conditions Material probably spreads into potato strip to south. Some of the material found at Context 2 has been reidentified as medieval pottery. WPP 9 (S1).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S2).
R. Silvester (NAU), 26 October 1983.

'Some years ago' before 1984. Found on field surface at 5184 1404. [1]
Blue bead with grey swirls, possibly Middle Saxon 18mm x 12mm, cylindrical, perforated max 6mm.
R. Silvester (NAU), 16 January 1984.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BEAD (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 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 9. FENS. WPP 9.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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