Record Details

NHER Number:21319
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval object concentration, Roman and medieval objects


Fieldwalking in 1985 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds and a small number of Late Saxon pottery sherds. A concentration of medieval pottery sherds, shell and bone fragments was also noted, as well as evidence of a roddon and drove way. Metal detecting in 1992 recovered medieval metal objects and an unidentified Roman object.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 49 17
Map Sheet:TF41NE

Full description

3 April 1985. Fieldwalking on well weathered ploughsoil except for strip around edge of field.
Context 1 [1]: General scatter medieval sherds with small concentration. Some Late Saxon pottery sherds. WPA AS (S1).
Context 2 [2]: Concentration of sparse medieval pot and shell and bone. Modern material increasing towards northwest. On edge of drove which is followed by modern road. Possibly on top of roddon in addition. Area 31m northwest to southeast x 25m although scatter may be more than 25m wide for strip beside road recently drilled. One Late Saxon sherd. WPA 13 (S2).
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S3).
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 6 April 1985

1992. Metal detecting finds. Area of Context 2.
Medieval coin and metalwork.
See list in file.
Roman object.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 February 1993.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPA AS. FENS. WPA AS.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPA 13. FENS. WPA 13.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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