The field we chose to survey had been excavated in the past which identified a roundhouse and enclosure but little other evidence.
We also came to the same conclusion as we didn't recover any ceramic or metallic evidence of RB activity.
The surrounding fields however hold more evidence but unfortunately they are still under crop.
We called in at the farmhouse and had a chat with the landowner as we had never met him up until this point.
He said that we could survey the fields as soon as they were harvested.
We had a drive to a site (TL) of which we hadn't visited since April 2014. This site has a wealth of medieval pottery and artefacts with a few medieval coins covering C14th to C16th. We believe the Romans were there too!
Sure enough, several sherds of C14th pottery were recovered along with four wild boars tusks.
The metallic artefacts were quite suprising with a late Anglo Saxon cheek bridal fitting, a lead pilgrims ampulla and penannular brooch pin.
As the ground was quite rough we decided to have a look at another site nearby.
The field had been cultivated and was relatively flat although not perfect.
I sent the landowner a text but didn't get a reply so we drove down to the farmhouse but nobody was at home. With that we decided to head home.
Halfway home I then got a text saying it was ok to survey.. dohh!
Never mind..... I'm sure we'll have several opportunities over the next few months.