Record Details

NHER Number:25564
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age site, site of medieval settlement and multi-period finds

Summary

A fragment of Beaker pottery found during field walking suggests that this site was occupied during the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age, although the nature of that occupation is uncertain. This was also the site of a medieval settlement, which is documented from the 14th century. Field walking recovered prehistoric flints, pottery dating from the medieval and post medieval periods, a post medieval thimble and clay pipes.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9051 1134
Map Sheet:TF91SW
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1989. Gridded field walking. Little Fransham field 91.
Beaker, medieval and post medieval sherds; medieval floor tile; flints; and other finds.
Contexts 1 to 30.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) September 1989.

This site is recorded as MED79, MED80 and MED81 in (S2). The tenurial history of the settlement can be traced in medieval documents dating from the 14th century onwards.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 20 December 2005

Monument Types

  • OCCUPATION SITE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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)
  • THIMBLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L91. 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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