Record Details

NHER Number:20793
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon settlement, medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This is the site a Late Saxon settlement, which had been deserted by about 1100. A settlement then developed here during the medieval period. Field walking has recovered prehistoric flints and pottery dating from the Roman to the post medieval periods.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 8978 1379
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1978 to 1984. Ordnance Survey field Great Fransham 357. Field walking, medium conditions.
Large quantity of Thetford ware and some Grimston Thetford.
Number of worked flints.
Medieval sherds including early medieval, Grimston, and St Neots.
Post medieval sherds including glazed red earthenware and stoneware.
Few Roman sherds.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 24 October 1984

14 May 2001. Casual find, context 15.
1 Late Saxon sherd.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 27 February 2007.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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. G357. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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