Record Details

NHER Number:12263
Type of record:Monument
Name:Civil War battlefield, known as 'Bloodfield'

Summary

In a field named 'Bloodfield' near East Bilney church spurs, horse-bits and sword hilts have been recovered. It is said to be a Civil War battlefield. Between 2009 and 2010 sherds of Early Saxon and medieval pottery were recovered. An Early Neolithic laurel leaf and prehistoric flint flake were recovered as stray finds in 2010.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 9520 1988
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:BEETLEY, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

'Near East Bilney church in a meadow called the Bloodfield' were found spurs, horse-bits, sword hilts etc.
Said to be a Civil War battlefield.
See (S1).
Bloodfield Plantation marked by Ordnance Survey.
See (S2).
Accurate grid reference of field from Tithe map c.1840.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 August 1983.

2009-2010. Casual finds.
Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 March 2010.

Before August 2010. Stray-find.
Early Neolithic laurel leaf and prehistoric flint flake.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 February 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BATTLEFIELD? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPUR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SWORD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Publication: Carthew, G.A.. 1879. Hundred of Launditch. pl.III, p.7.

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