Record Details

NHER Number:33773
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Undated ditches and Late Saxon pottery sherd.


Trial trenching in 1998 exposed two intercutting parallel ditches, which may have marked the edge of the old village green. The date of these features was uncertain as the only find recovered was a single, small Late Saxon pottery sherd.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9580 9754
Map Sheet:TL99NE

Full description

August 1998. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation trenching in advance of development.
Pair of parallel, intercutting ditches, perhaps marking green edge. Date uncertain, although one produced a small Late Saxon pottery sherd. Additional sherds of Late Saxon pottery were also recovered from the spoil heap.
Also adjuncts of 19th century school.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2016.185).
E. Rose (NLA) 20 January 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 April 2015 and 21 June 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Trimble, G. 1998. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at the former VC Primary School, Caston, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 353.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1999. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 369-387. p 371.

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