|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Medieval pit, The Paddocks|
An archaeological evaluation in 2004 revealed a shallow pit containing 11th to 14th century pottery and mammal bone. This is likely to be a medieval rubbish pit. The absence of any burial or other feature of Anglo-Saxon date provides excellent negative evidence that the nearby Early Saxon cemetery (NHER 1125) did not extend north into this area.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 81782 08656|
|Parish:||SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
March 2004. Trial Trench.
Evaluation of proposed development site. Contexts 1-18 used.
Shallow medieval pit containing seven medieval pottery sherds of the same fabric.
The absence of any burials or other features of Anglo-Saxon date provides excellent negative evidence that the nearby Early Saxon cemetery (NHER 1125) did not extend north into this area.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 10 November 2004.
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
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|<S1>||Unpublished Contractor Report: Hobbs, B. 2004. An Archaeological Excavation at The Paddocks, Cley Road, Swaffham, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 937. |
|<S2>||Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 760. |
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