Record Details

NHER Number:20745
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon and medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a common edge medieval settlement, which may have developed from the Late Saxon period. Prehistoric flints, including a concentration of prehistoric pot boilers, and fragments of pottery dating from the Late Saxon to the post medieval periods, were found during field walking. Metal detecting in 2006 recovered a single post medieval coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 91 13
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

April 1981. Field walking. Ordnance Survey field Great Fransham 246. Good conditions.
Many finds of medieval sherds including early medieval and Grimston, post medieval sherds including glazed red earthenware.
Thetford ware, worked flints.
Concentrations of prehistoric pot boilers.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 22 October 1984.

September/October 2006. Metal detecting.
1 post medieval coin.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 23 November 2006.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. G246. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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