Record Details

NHER Number:25553
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon and medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

This was the site of a small common edge settlement in the Late Saxon period, which continued to develop during the medieval period. Field walking has recovered prehistoric flints and pottery dating from the Late Saxon to the post medieval periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8968 1344
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1989. Gridded field walking. AJGR G119.
Context 1. Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds; flints.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) September 1989.

29 April 1990. Field walking.
Context 2. Medieval and post medieval pottery found in building work.

Early 1991. Field walking.
Context 1. Late Saxon and medieval pottery found.
A. Rogerson (NLA), March 1992

27 February 2000. Field walking. Field work No: AJGR G119. 1[].
Context 1. Medieval sherds.
Context 3. Medieval sherd from beneath a demolished outbuilding southwest of farmhouse.
Context 4. Late Saxon and medieval sherds from vegetable patch east northeast of farmhouse.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 March 2000.

This site is recorded as LS7 and Med 21 in (S2).
A messuage referred to in a rental of about 1550 may relate to this site.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 15 December 2005.

January-August 2010. Fieldwalking. [2].
17 medieval pottery sherds.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 3 August 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 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 (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1400 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. G119. 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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