Record Details

NHER Number:7615
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mesolithic and post Roman finds and earthworks possible representing a medieval field system and trackway

Summary

A series of earthworks banks form a possible medieval field system and trackway. A Mesolithic blade and pieces of Late Saxon and medieval pot have been found during visits to this site.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 841 927
Map Sheet:TL89SW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

10 February 1970. Field Survey by C. C. Taylor (RCHM).
Southeast of Hall Farm four long closes running north northeast to south southwest 18 to 37m (20 to 40 yards) wide and 91m (100 yards) long divided and bounded by low banks. No trace of house sites. Ploughed almost flat.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 April 2007.

January 1976. Field Observation.
No change in condition. Finds recovered:
1 Mesolithic flint backed blade.
2 medieval sherds.
These were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.188.6).
A. Rogerson (NAU). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 May 2013.

1995. Area repositioned as result of visit with K. Sussams (NAU).
One narrow strip between closes could be trackway.
Pottery scatter:
One rim, early medieval jar.
Three medieval unglazed body sherds.
One Stamford Ware.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
B. Cushion (NLA) February 1995.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BACKED BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 89 SW 16 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Taylor, C.. 1970. Site notes.

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