Record Details

NHER Number:21531
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon to medieval settlement


This is the site of a Late Saxon settlement which declined in the medieval period. Prehistoric flints and fragments of Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery have been found during fieldwalking.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3694 9864
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

11 November 1984. Hales site 147. Fieldwalking on sandy soil, coarse, conditions good.
Three divisions of field:
Context 1 north section; moderate concentrations abou8t 50m north to south, 4 jar rims, 1 sherd with rouletted decoration, and 3 flat base Thetford type, 3 early medieval jar rims and 1 ginger jar rim.
4 medieval unglazed rims.
33 sherds medieval unglazed but including about 50% Thetford type.
14 post medieval mostly glazed red earthenware.
Context 2 = southern section, much scantier distribution but not just manure.
1 base and 1 sherd Over-fired Thetford type.
2 Early medieval jar rims.
2 sherds medieval unglazed.
1 base probably ditto.
1 glazed red earthenware.
Context 3 central section.
9 post medieval to 19th century.
1 undated reduced with footring.
4 flint tools.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 12 July 1985.
Details in file.

(S1) identifies this as a Late Saxon settlement site, which had declined by the medieval period (indicated by the amount of medieval pottery recovered from the site).
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 12 June 2006

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 147. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. p 16.

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