Record Details

NHER Number:20201
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval object concentrations, Late Saxon to post medieval pottery sherds


Fieldwalking in 1984 recovered a number of medieval pottery sherds from this field and evidence of a roddon. Concentrations of Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds, as well as bone and shell fragments and building debris were also noted.

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Grid Reference:TF 5138 1692
Map Sheet:TF51NW

Full description

7 March 1984. Well weathered plough soil.
Context 1: General scatter of medieval sherds, but mainly in east half near roddon and Contexts 2-4. Also one Thetford sherd.
Context 2: at 5151 1700. Concentration medieval sherds in corner field 27m x 25m, silt showing some discolouration; bone sparse to moderate, shell moderate. Great deal of post medieval building rubble, some post medieval pottery
etc. Also one Late Saxon St Neots sherd.
Context 3: at 5154 1698. Concentration 19 x 17m of medieval sherds; moderate bone shell moderate to abundant; building rubble and slag moderate, post medieval pot sparse. Plus seven Late Saxon St Neots, four Late Saxon Stamford. Whole shows as darker stain on top of rodham.
Context 4: at 5150 1696. Scatter medieval pottery 26 x 18m on top of roddon; a little staining. Bone sparse. Very little shell. Some post medieval pot and building debris. One Late Saxon St Neots sherd.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S6).
R. Silvester (NAU), 7 March 1984.

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)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 57. FENS. WPP 57.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 58. FENS. WPP 58.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 59. FENS. WPP 59.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 60. FENS. WPP 60.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP DH. FENS. WPP DH.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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