Record Details

NHER Number:14118
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval earthworks north of Church Lane


The earthworks of a medieval hollow way and at least three medieval tofts, which are probably associated with other medieval settlement earthworks in the immediate area, see NHER 14583 and NHER 14107. Roman and medieval pottery and a piece of medieval window tracery have been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2025 9385
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

Hollow way and house platforms seen under plough.
Medieval sherds, mill stone and Roman sherds found.
See (S1) and (S2).

Medieval window tracery found.
See notes in file.
E. Rose (NAU) September 1990.

August 2004. Visit.
Earthworks faintly visible in stubble of recently harvested cereal crop.
Drilling by May Gurney taking place between pond and road (Stratton bypass?).
H. Paterson (A&E), 27 July 2004.

May 2002. Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey.
Assessment of A140 Long Stratton Bypass preliminary route options.
Arable. Nothing could be seen of the reported house platforms, but the NW-SE hollow way was very clear.
See report (S3) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MILLSTONE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • QUERN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 2093 G-J.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Addington, S. 1982. Landscape and Settlements in South Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVIII Pt II pp 97-139.
<S2>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B.. Earthwork survey.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2002. A140 Long Stratton Bypass Preliminary Route Options. Report on a Desktop Assessment and Preliminary Walkover Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 701.

Related records

14583Related to: Earthworks of medieval manor, possibly the site of Sayes manor (Monument)
14107Related to: Medieval earthworks (Monument)

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