Record Details

NHER Number:20824
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age site, site of Roman settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

A fragment of Beaker pottery found during field walking suggests that this site was occupied during the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, although the nature of that occupation is uncertain. This was also the site of a settlement during the Roman period. Field walking and metal detecting has recovered a Roman coin, Roman pottery, Roman iron slag, a medieval cauldron and medieval and post medieval pottery.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 91 12
Map Sheet:TF91SW
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1984. Ordnance Survey field Little Fransham 152. Field walking, good conditions.
Roman sherds including Oxfordshire and Calcite gritted.
Medieval sherds including Grimston.
Post medieval sherds including glazed red earthenware, stoneware, 16th century glazed, Neolithic/Early Bronze Age
sherds, worked flint.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 26 October 1984.

Slight iron slag spread over contexts 1, 2, 4 and 5 and over southern half of field.

Late 1984.
Further finds including Beaker sherd.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 13 August 1985

1 May 1992. Field walking finds.
Context 11. Area of concentration 10.
Metal detecting finds.
Medieval cauldon.
1 Roman coin.
Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery collected.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 October 1992.

Monument Types

  • OCCUPATION SITE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CAULDRON (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. L152. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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