Record Details

NHER Number:10101
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval moated site/manor, Old Hall Meadow

Summary

A moated site is visible on aerial photographs of this area. This feature seems likely to be a medieval moated house, and the name of the field suggests it may once have been a manor house. Metal detecting and trenching here found medieval coins, pottery sherds, brick and tile fragments as well as animal bones. No medieval structures were found although a prehistoric pot boiler site was identified.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 21 97
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Moated site. Visible on (S1).

1957. Quarter mile southeast of Lodge Farm in cutting drainage ditch through site of medieval moated house in Old Hall Meadow.
Manor site?
Medieval sherds and animal bones found.
Finds held by NCM.

1958.
Pot boiler site found.

1977. Excavation. Trenches dug inside moat.
No structures found.
Finds of 13th century pottery, brick and tile fragments, animal bone, shell.

1988. Found by metal detecting.
Roman and medieval coins and metalwork, including a Roman brooch.
See details in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 12 March 1991.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 2197/ A-C.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Saxlingham Nethergate.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF AP 4192.

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