Record Details

NHER Number:29234
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Undated, prehistoric, medieval, post-medieval and modern finds

Summary

Fieldwalking during the 1980s recovered prehistoric worked flint and burnt flint as well as medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds, while a test pit excavated in 2014 recovered post-medieval to modern finds including ceramic building material, glass and a sherd of pottery. Archaeologically significant deposits were not reached.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9744 1663
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:GRESSENHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1980s. Finds.
A flint blade, small pot boiler chips, an early medieval bowl rim, three medieval unglazed pottery sherds, post medieval pottery, and a fragment of a quern stone were recovered from river dredging (context 1). Additional pot boilers found in molehills indicate the presence of a potboiler 'site' in the meadow (context 2, at TF 9730 1655).
See List in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 October 1992.

2014. Test Pit.
A 1m by 1m test pit was excavated by young visitors to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum as part of the Festival of Archaeology 2014 and under the supervision of a member of the Historic Environment Service. Only the topsoil was excavated and not archaeologically significant deposits were encountered. Finds recovered included a sherd of post-medieval white-ware pottery, fragments of post-medieval ceramic building material, burnt flint, clinker and a sherd of post-medieval/modern glass.
See unpublished report (S1) and unpublished document (S2).
A. Beckham (HES), 31 August 2021.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • BLADE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Beckham, A. 2021. Fieldwork Report: The Water Meadow, Union Farm, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall. Excavation Report.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Beckham, A. 2014. Test Pit Recording Form. Fieldwork records.

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