Record Details

NHER Number:22575
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Middle Saxon to medieval pottery sherds, undated copper fragments


Fieldwalking in 1986 recovered a number of medieval pottery sherds, which may represent a concentration in the northern part of this field. Metal detecting and fieldwalking in 1996 in the west part of the field recovered two undiagnostic copper alloy fragments near the northwest corner, and a small number of Saxon pottery sherds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 52 19
Map Sheet:TF51NW

Full description

1 May 1986. Former orchard. Fieldwalking winter cereal well advanced. Little Holme Field.
Odd medieval sherds, quite frequent and possible that there may have been a concentration in north part of the field, where crop is too dense for easy recognition.
Finds in NCM.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S2).
R. J. Silvester (NAU), 6 May 1986.

18 January 1996. Metal detecting and fieldwalking in west part of field. Well developed cereal, poor surface visibility.
Very iron signals. Two undiagnostic bronze fragments near northwest corner.
One Middle Saxon Ipswich sandy body sherd and one Middle Saxon Ipswich pimply base.
One body sherd Late Saxon Thetford-type.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 9 April 1996.

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

  • 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 - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPA CE. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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