Record Details

NHER Number:22680
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Middle Saxon settlement


Fieldwalking recovered fragments of Middle Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery. This may be part of a large Middle Saxon settlement site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3834 9887
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

January 1986. Hales Survey, Heckingham site 36.
Vegetable plot unweeded and liable to flooding.

One rim and one sherd sandy Ipswich, and one base ditto on revisit.
Four sherds and one scrap pimply Ipswich plus one rim on revisit.
Five medieval unglazed plus one more on revisit.
One stoneware.
One glazed red earthenware.
See (S1).
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 23 June 1986.

Sites 36, 37, 38, 38L, 40A and 41.
This area has been interpreted as a Middle Saxon settlement. Field north of church.
See (S2).
M. Dennis (NLA), 1 February 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT? (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 36. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Hales Survey. Hales Survey fieldwalking notes.
<S2>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49.

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