Record Details

NHER Number:35779
Type of record:Monument
Name:Late Saxon settlement

Summary

An archaeological evaluation prior to redevelopment for housing identified Late Saxon features including a square pit, post holes, two gullies and a ditch. Burnt daub found in the pit suggests there was a wattle and daub building nearby. Middle Saxon pottery was also found in the ditch suggesting there was also activity nearby at this period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7606 0206
Map Sheet:TF70SE
Parish:GOODERSTONE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2000. Trial Trench.
Evaluation on site of proposed residential development.
Trench revealed a ditch with Middle Saxon pottery and a number of Late Saxon features, including a square pit, post holes, two gullies and a ditch. Burnt daub found in the pit suggests there was a wattle and daub building nearby.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2018.268).
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 February 2001 and M. Dennis (NLA), 4 January 2006.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 April 2015 and 15 April 2019.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • BUILDING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DITCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • GULLY (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POST HOLE (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NAU. JWW.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide. 1-12.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Adams, D. 2001. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at The "Waveney", Three Tuns Road, Gooderstone. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 552.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2001. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2000. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt IV pp 707-728. p 712.

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49731Related to: Church Farm (Monument)

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