Record Details

NHER Number:21540
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Middle Saxon to medieval settlement


This is the site of a Middle Saxon settlement that continued to be occupied until the late medieval period. Fieldwalking has recovered fragments of Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery from the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 368 990
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

Winter 1984 to 1985. Hales sites 158.
Fieldwalking on gravelly soils close to flood plain of Chet. Sugar beet apparently cleared by folded sheep.
6 sherds pimply Ipswich.
1 base, 5 sherds sandy Ipswich.
2 Middle Saxon local sandy sherds.
2 jar rims 1 flat base Thetford type.
50 medieval unglazed including some early medieval rims and probably some Thetford type sherds.
1 medieval glazed.
1 late medieval/Trans-ish with applied strip.
8 glazed red earthenware.
1 Staffs combed slip.
2 late stoneware.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU) 12 July 1985.
Details in file.

(S1) identifies this as a Middle Saxon settlement site that continued to be occupied into the medieval period. The site is close to a road and river crossing which may explain the continuity of occupation on this site, unlike other Middle Saxon sites in Loddon. The site was apparently abandoned by the late medieval period.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 12 June 2006

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 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. 158. 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---Unpublished Document: Hales Survey.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. pp 16-38.

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