Record Details

NHER Number:35707
Type of record:Monument
Name:Early/Middle to Late Saxon activity

Summary

An evaluation and excavation on the site of the former village hall revealed evidence of Early or Middle Saxon to Late Saxon occupation and trade. Four prehistoric flints were also recovered, two of which may be Mesolithic or Early Neolithic.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 7639 0215
Map Sheet:TF70SE
Parish:GOODERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Archaeological work prior to redevelopment of former village hall site.

9-10 October 2000. Trial Trenching.
Excavation of two evaluation trenches, one in each of the two proposed building plots. This work revealed evidence of Early Saxon/Middle Saxon to Late Saxon occupation and trade. A residual prehistoric flint of possible Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date was recovered.

19-25 October 2000. Excavation.
Topsoil stripped and footing trenches excavated. No further features were identified, although a number of additional finds were recovered. These finds included three prehistoric flints, one of which may also be Mesolithic or Early Neolithic in date.

See report (S1) for further details.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 February 2001. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 April 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • PIT (Early Saxon - 410 AD to 650 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • PIT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • DITCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • OYSTER SHELL (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • QUERN (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • QUERN (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • QUERN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BLADE (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Birks, C. 2001. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation & Excavation at Former Village Hall Site, The Street, Gooderstone. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 571.

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