Record Details

NHER Number:23049
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentrations of medieval pottery sherds, Late Saxon to post medieval objects


Fieldwalking in 1986 by the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of medieval pottery sherds from across this field. Six individual concentrations of medieval pottery sherds also noted, some included a few Late Saxon pottery sherds, shell fragments, and post medieval objects.

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Grid Reference:TF 5988 1552
Map Sheet:TF51NE

Full description

5 November 1986. Fenland fieldwalking. Well weathered soil, young cereal. Large field north of road between Fallowpipe Farm and Saddlebow.
Context 1: general scatter. Medieval sherds. WMV BQ (S1) and WMV BU (S2).
Context 2: at 6029 1549 concentration sparse medieval pottery. Some of the material from context 2 has been reidentified as Late Saxon pottery. WMV BR (S3).
Context 3: at 6019 1547 concentration sparse medieval pot, sparse shell, moderate amounts post medieval rubbish about 38m east to west x 36m north to south at 1. 8m OD. WMV 20 (S4).
Context 4: at 6024 1548 concentration of medieval pot sparse to moderate, same for shell, sparse post medieval material 40m east to west x 46m north to south at 1.8m OD. WMV 21 (S5).
Context 5: at 6005 1569 concentration of medieval pottery sparse to moderate, sparse shell, sparse post medieval material. 43m east to west x 32m north to south at 2.5m OD. WMV 22 (S6).
Context 6: at 5985 1540 concentration od medieval pottery, moderate; sparse shell, couple of bone fragments. Post medieval material also sparse. 42m east to west x 39m north to south. WMV 23 (S7).
Context 7: at 5972 1538 concentration medieval pottey sparse to moderate, sparse shell, post medieval material
sparse to moderate 50m east to west x 48m north to south at 1.8m OD. WMV 24 (S8).
Finds in NCM [1].
Also one Thetford sherd
R. Silvester (NAU), 10 November 1986.

Details as above.
Context 8: at 5964 1535 small scatter pottery, medieval over area of about 17m north to south x 10m east to west a few shells. WMV BT (S9).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S10).
R. Silvester (NAU), 1 December 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BQ. FENS. WMV BQ.
<S2>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BU. FENS. WMV BU.
<S3>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BR. FENS. WMV BR.
<S4>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 20. FENS. WMV 20.
<S5>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 21. FENS. WMV 21.
<S6>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 22. FENS. WMV 22.
<S7>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 23. FENS. WMV 23.
<S8>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV 24. FENS. WMV 24.
<S9>*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WMV BT. FENS. WMV BT.
<S10>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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