Record Details

NHER Number:20629
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon and early medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Late Saxon and early medieval settlement, which began to be occupied in the 11th century, and continued into the 12th century. This settlement continues under NHER 20822. Field walking and metal detecting has recovered prehistoric flints, pottery dating from the Roman to the post medieval periods, and a copper alloy stud of unknown date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 91 12
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

March and September 1984. Ordnance Survey field Great Fransham 179, southwest boundary is former parish boundary, not field boundary. Field walking in good conditions.
Medieval sherds including Grimston, late medieval/early post medieval, and early medieval, Thetford type and Late Thetford; one sherd Roman or Late Saxon.
Worked flints.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 6 September 1984

1 May 1992. Fieldwalking finds and rapid metal detecting scan.
Stud, copper alloy, undated, no other significant finds.
Sherds Late Saxon and medieval, also collected.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 October 1992.

This site, and NHER 20822, are recorded as LS16 and Med 60 in (S2). The settlement began to be occupied in the 11th century, and continued into the 12th century.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 16 December 2005

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STUD (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 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: Fransham Survey. G179. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.
<S2>Thesis: Rogerson, A.. 1995. Fransham: an archaeological and historical study of a parish on the Norfolk boulder clay.

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