Record Details

NHER Number:32881
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Iron Age and possible Early Saxon pottery


An archaeological evaluation carried out before the construction of a new transmitter recovered Iron Age and possible Early Saxon pottery fragments. A later watching brief during the construction recorded no archaeological features or finds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 4034 9278
Map Sheet:TM49SW

Full description

August 1997. Metal-detecting Survey and Trial Trench.
Fieldwork in advance of new transmitter.
Metal-detector survey produced only modern objects.
No archaeologically significant features were observed in the single trench excavated. Early Saxon pottery sherds were recovered from a colluvial deposit.
See reports (S1) and (S2) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 17 September 1997.

February and April 1998. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of excavation of foundation trenches.
No archaeologically significant features or finds.
See report (S4) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 18 December 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, S. 1997. Norfolk Archaeological Unit Interim Report. Rectory Road, Gillingham. Norfolk Archaeological Unit.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, S. 1998. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Rectory Road, Gillingham. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 269.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 197.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hobbs, B. 1998. Report on a Watching Brief at Rectory Road, Gillingham. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 334.

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