Record Details

NHER Number:24767
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Roman settlement, Late Saxon settlement and medieval settlement

Summary

This was the site of a settlement during the Roman period. The settlement site continues under NHER 24765 and NHER 24766. This is also the site of a Late Saxon settlement, which was occupied in the 11th and 12th centuries, before being abandoned. A medieval settlement developed on the site in the late 12th or early 13th century. Fieldwalking and metal-detecting between 1988 and 2018 recovered prehistoric flints, pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post medieval periods, Roman coins, and medieval and post medieval coins and metalwork.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 91 11
Map Sheet:TF91SW
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1988. Gridded field walking Fransham survey.
Contexts 1 to 25.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) August 1988

1989. Further field walking.
Iron Age, Roman, medieval, post medieval sherds, flints
Context 26.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) September 1989.

September 1990. Field walking finds.
Remainder of field, Contexts 27 to 36.
Pot boiler concentration, Context 38 at TF 9105 1195.
Medieval concentration in Context 33.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) March 1992

21 June 1992. Fieldwalking.
Context 37 rewalking of Context 33 to refine dating of medieval site.
Medieval sherds.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 October 1992.

Late 1997. Metal detecting finds. [1]. [2].
Roman coins.
Post medieval coins, jetton, token.
Medieval and post medieval finds.
See lists and drawing in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 1 February 1998.

June 2018. Metal-detecting. [3].
2 medieval coins.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 4 September 2018.

August 2018. Metal-detecting. [4].
2 medieval coins.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 1 December 2018.

October 2018. Metal-detecting. [5].
Late Saxon/medieval stirrup strap mount.
1 medieval coin and a gilded figurine from a processional cross.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 4th February 2019.

This is recorded as RB9 in (S2), as well as sites NHER 24765 and NHER 24766. This site was also occupied in the 11th and 12th centuries (LS19). This settlement seems to have been abandoned, before medieval occupation (MED92) of the site began in the late 12th or early 13th century.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 19 December 2005

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon to Medieval - 1000 AD to 1100 AD)
  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PENDANT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1180 AD to 1272 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1204 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval to 16th Century - 1400 AD to 1530 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1422 AD to 1427 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1501 AD to 1507 AD)
  • COIN (16th Century - 1501 AD to 1521 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L107. AJGR.
---Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<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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