Record Details

NHER Number:14107
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval earthworks


The earthworks of four medieval tofts have been recorded at this site, and are probably associated with other medieval earthworks around the church, see NHER 14583 and NHER 14118. Medieval and post medieval pottery has been found on the site, and metal detecting has recovered Roman coins and metal finds and a medieval coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 20 94
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

Spring 1978.
Square ditched enclosure about 50m square - moat? - some ditches extend beyond.
South side has concentration of building flint, clay and ash. Within and on south side green glazed Grimston Ware, Westerwald, 15th to 16th century sherds. Total range 13th to 17th centuries.
To southeast was concentration of large flints and 13th to 17th century sherds, mostly 15th/16th centuries.
NCM 479.978 and 480.978.
(S1) describes site as four tofts with substantial west ditch.
Plan under NHER 14118.
See (S2).
Further details in file.

1991. Found with metal detecting.
Roman coin and metalwork, medieval coin.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 January 1991.

August 2004. Visit.
Faint undulations noted in field.
H. Paterson (A&E), 27 August 2004.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HEARTH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • NAIL (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PENDANT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPUR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B.. Earthwork survey.
<S2>Article in Serial: Addington, S. 1982. Landscape and Settlements in South Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVIII Pt II pp 97-139. p 109.

Related records

14583Related to: Earthworks of medieval manor, possibly the site of Sayes manor (Monument)
14118Related to: Medieval earthworks north of Church Lane (Monument)

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