Record Details

NHER Number:19680
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval object concentration, Late Saxon to post medieval objects

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1983 by the Fenland Survey recovered a number of medieval pottery sherds from this field, as well as noting a concentration of medieval and possible Late Saxon pottery sherds. This concentration also included animal bone and shell fragments, fired clay and some slate and modern brick. Metal detecting in 1992 recovered a medieval strap end and some post medieval metalwork.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 51 14
Map Sheet:TF51SW
Parish:WALPOLE HIGHWAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

9 October 1983. Fenland fieldwalking. Field of winter wheat, well weathered.
Context 1: odd sherds of medieval pottery over field. WPP AT (S1).
Context 2: at 5150 1490 concentration of medieval pottery, possibly including Late Saxon Stamford Ware at 7 feet (2.1m) OD, 37m north to south x 34m west to east. Moderate amounts of animal bone, abundant shell (pecten genus), moderate amounts of fired clay, some slate and modern brick. Post medieval element definitely present. On east side of droveway, colour of soil suggesting there may be a roddon here. Some of the material from Context 2 has been reidentified as a whetstone. WPP 16 (S2).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders. (S3)
R. Silvester (NAU), 9 October 1983.

1992. Metal detector finds.
Medieval strap end.
Post medieval metalwork.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 February 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRESS COMPONENT (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.
<S1>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP AT. FENS. WPP AT.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 16. FENS. WPP 16.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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