Record Details

NHER Number:20365
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon to medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Late Saxon and medieval settlement. Prehistoric flint flakes, fragments of pottery dating from the Late Saxon to the post medieval periods, and a Roman coin have been found during fieldwalking. A gilded pin dating to the Late Saxon or post medieval period has been found by metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 37 95
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

1983 to 1984. Hales Survey site 99.
Rough ploughed surface.
3 flint tools = flakes (J. Wymer (NAU) January 1985).
Sestertius, very worn, ?Trajan or Hadrian but pre Antoninus Pius.
3 Thetford type jar rims, late in form and fabric.
3 flat bases probably Thetford type.
3 Early medieval jar rims.
3 medieval unglazed jar rims and 2 unglazed bowl rims.
69 sherds, with occasional sagging bases, predominantly Early medieval and medieval unglazed but including some Thetford type.
1 rim, 1 sherd late medieval/early post medieval
2 sherds medieval probably glazed.
7 glazed red earthenware, 2 stoneware handles, 1 post medieval black glazed sherd.
(S1) in file.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 15 May 1984.

January 1993. Metal detecting finds. For ngr see Notes.
Lovely 15th/16th century pin with filigree and granules decoration with head and gilded, of elongated form.
See (S2).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
Of type that some would date Late Saxon.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 February 1993.

(S3) records this as Site 99, a settlement which began in the Late Saxon period and developed into the medieval period.
See (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 26 January 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 99. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
<S2>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S3>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49.

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