Record Details

NHER Number:29217
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Late Saxon and medieval settlement and multi-period finds.

Summary

This was the site of a settlement during the Late Saxon period, which had been abandoned by the end of the 12th century. The site was reoccupied during the 13th century and a small medieval settlement developed here. Field walking and metal detecting recovered prehistoric flints, pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post medieval periods, a pair of Late Saxon tweezers, and medieval and post medieval coins and tokens.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 90 12
Map Sheet:TF91SW
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

4 to 8 June, 11 July 1992. Field walking finds. AJGR L135.
Contexts 1 to 38.
Rewalks: Contexts 39 to 41.
Earthworks of ploughed common edge.
3 medieval concentrations.
Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval sherds.
'Columbaria' mentioned here in 15th century.
See (S1) with L134 (NHER 29218).
See (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 October 1992

March 1997. Metal detecting finds. See Notes.
1 Middle Saxon coin.
3 medieval and 1 Norwich tokens.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) March 1997.

March/April 1997. Metal detecting finds.
2 medieval and 1 post medieval coins. See list in file.
3 medieval sherds (two unglazed and one Glazed Grimston).
Late Saxon copper alloy tweezers, gradually expanding arms with inturned jaws. Each face with 5 punched dots down centre of lower part with one dot to each side at base near jaws. Engraved lines along each long edge on each face. Length 44mm, width at loop 4mm, width at jaws 12mm.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 14 May 1997.

Late summer 1998. Metal detecting. Field work No: 435.
No significent metal finds.
1 bowl rim and 4 bs medieval unglazed.
2 glazed grimstone bs
3 post medieval sherds.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 16 November 1998.

Middle Saxon coin reported in March 1997 is more likely to have come from NHER 31365.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 March 2003.

This site is recorded as LS17, MED100, MED 101 and MED102 in (S3). The Late Saxon settlement had been abandoned by the end of the 12th century, and was reoccupied during the 13th and 14th centuries.
See (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 20 December 2005

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TWEEZERS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L135. AJGR.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Rogerson, A.. 1:2500 Permatrace. Film.
<S2>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.
<S3>Thesis: Rogerson, A.. 1995. Fransham: an archaeological and historical study of a parish on the Norfolk boulder clay.

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