Record Details

NHER Number:23085
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon settlement and multi-period finds


This is the site of a Late Saxon settlement, which developed in the area around St Mary's Church (NHER 7297) in the 9th and 10th centuries. The settlement site continues under NHER 23084. Field walking recovered prehistoric flints, and pottery dating from the Late Saxon and medieval periods.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9011 1225
Map Sheet:TF91SW

Full description

July 1986. Field L185.
Field walking, poor conditions, slightly weathered, maize 20cm high.
Considerable number of Thetford type sherds.
Some medieval sherds including Grimston.
Flints, copper alloy sheet.
See (S1).
Found and identified by A. Rogerson (NAU)
E. Rose (NAU) 20 November 1986.

This site, and site NHER 23084, are recorded as LS2 in (S2). A small nucleated settlement grew up in the area around Little Fransham church in the 9th and 10th centuries, but was abandoned by 1100, as settlement gradually shifted towards the edges of the commons.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA), 19 December 2005.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L185. 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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