Record Details

NHER Number:20766
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Iron Age settlement, medieval settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of an Iron Age settlement, and fragments of Iron Age pottery have been found during field walking. The medieval pottery found during field walking suggests that this was probably the site of a settlement and a pottery works during the medieval period. Lava querns and spindle whorls of unknown date, prehistoric flints and fragments of pottery dating from the Roman to the post medieval periods have also been found during field walking and metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 90 13
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

1982 and 1983. Field walking. Ordnance Survey Field Geat Fransham 293. Varying conditions.
Extremely large numbers of sherds, including evidence of a pottery production site for local early medieval wares.
Grimston wares also found.
Many Roman sherds including Samian, Nar Valley, and Calcite gritted.
Worked Flints.
Ipswich and Grimston Thetford wares.
Post medieval sherds including glazed red earthenware.
Spindle whorl, lava fragments etc.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 24 October 1984.

Many finds of Iron Age sherds of West Harling type; some earlier finds reidentified as such.
Details as above.
E. Rose (NAU)

October 1995. Metal detecting. In drilled cereal.
1 fragment lava quern with one tooled surface.
Lead pot mend, very roughly oval, ?Medieval.
1 bowl rim, 4 jar rims and 19 medieval unglazed.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 November 1995.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POTTERY WORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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. G293. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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