Find Spot record MCC5166 - Early Anglo-Soxon pottery and bead, Frog Hall Farm, Fingringhoe


16 sherds (68g) of early Anglo-Saxon pottery and a single early Anglo-Saxon marvered bead were recovered (from the ploughsoil and subsoil) during a small excavation by Colchester Excavation Committee in 1975-76. See MCC5164 for main record.


Grid reference TM 0347 1964 (point)
Map sheet TM01NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

16 sherds (68g) from possibly 10 to 15 vessels. The pottery is exclusively organic-tempered in fabric, undecorated and probably 6th or 7th century AD in date.The marvered bead is made of light blue glass with white glass mavered in the surface. The style of the bead is similar to Continental 6th-7th century AD examples.<1><2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> EXCAV REPORT: Brooks, H (CAT). 2001. A Bronze Age occupation site at Frog Hall Farm, Fingringhoe, Essex: 1975-76 excavations..
  • <2> Article in serial: Brooks, Howard. 2002. A Bronze Age and Saxon occupation site at Frog Hall Farm, Fingringhoe.. Essex Archaeology and History 33, 54-62.

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May 14 2020 7:42AM

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