Record Details

NHER Number:23076
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Early Saxon settlement, prehistoric worked flints and multi-period pottery

Summary

Fieldwalking suggests this was the site of a small settlement during the Early Saxon period. Fieldwalking also recovered prehistoric flints, including a Mesolithic microlithic blade, and pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post medieval periods. A concentration of flint 'pot boilers' was also noted.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8923 1277
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1986. Field walking. Field G48.
Good conditions.
Pot boiler site at Context 24; 13m north to south by 12m east to west.
Worked flint including, according to (S2), a probably Mesolithic truncated microlithic blade.
Iron Age sherds, some dubious, some perhaps Early Saxon.
Roman sherds.
Ipswich ware, medieval to post medieval sherds.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 20 November 1986.

This site is recorded as ES3 in (S2).
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 19 December 2005

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 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)
  • RETOUCHED BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • 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: Fransham Survey. G48. AJGR.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.
<S2>Thesis: Rogerson, A.. 1995. Fransham: an archaeological and historical study of a parish on the Norfolk boulder clay.

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