Record Details

NHER Number:21325
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Saxon settlement and medieval pottery sherd concentration


Fieldwalking in 1985 by the Fenland Survey recovered a few medieval pottery sherds from across this field, as well as noting a long sinuous scatter crossing the eastern side. A dispersed scatter of Middle Saxon pottery sherds and bone fragments was also noted, as well as evidence of a roddon.

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Grid Reference:TF 4874 1564
Map Sheet:TF41NE

Full description

2 April 1985. Fieldwalking well weathered ploughsoil. Field divided into two halves:-
Context 1: centred 4877 1554 Southern half. WPP FR (S1).
Context 2: centred 4874 1580 Northern half. WPP FS (S2).
Both produced few medieval sherds only.
Context 3: long sinuous scatter crossing east side both halves, centred 4878 1566. Dispersed scatter Middle Saxon Ipswich ware and moderate quantities bone set on just discernable roddon system. Slight greyish tinge to soil
coincides with the core areas of artefact density. It spreads for nearly 450m north to south over two halves of field but extends into field to east (see NHER 19863) and probably to north also, collection by R. J. Silvester and A. Rogerson (NAU). Some of the material from Context 3 has been reidentified as medieval pottery and three sherds as Late Saxon. WPP 101 (S3).
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S4).
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 5 April 1985

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 101. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP FR. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP FS. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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