Record Details

NHER Number:24777
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval and post medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This was the site of a small settlement during the medieval period, and a house is first recorded on the site in the mid 14th century. The settlement site continues under NHER 24779. Field walking recovered prehistoric flints, including a Neolithic axe and an arrowhead, and pottery dating from the Roman to the post medieval periods, as well as post medieval roof tiles and clay pipes.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9144 1159
Map Sheet:TF91SW
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1988. Gridded field walking Fransham survey.
Contexts 1 to 30.
Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Post medieval crotal bell, clay pipe.
Post medieval pantiles.
Worked flints.
Lava quern.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU), August 1988.

May 1990. Field walking finds.
Contexts 31 to 54, remainder of field
Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds.
Worked flints.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU), March 1992.

20 March 1994. Field walking finds.
Context 55. General collection, rapid. Mostly southeast 100x100m.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 January 1995.

This site, and NHER 24779, is recorded as MED67 in (S2). A messuage is first recorded on the site in the mid 14th century, and by the 16th century a barn and a stable were present on the site. A mid 17th century century will describes the 'shop chamber, parlour, kitchen and chamber above'. This house was demolished in the late 17th century.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA), 20 December 2005.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L84. AJGR.
<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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