|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Earthworks of medieval manorial site|
The earthworks of a medieval manorial site on either side of the River Nar. The river now runs along the southern arm of a double moated site, which has low rectangular mounds within the island that may be the buried remains of a manor house and other buildings. On the other side of the river are a number of ditched enclosures that were probably part of the manorial complex. Prehistoric flint flakes and pot boilers have been found on the site.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 8302 1567|
|Parish:||NEWTON BY CASTLE ACRE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
Revealed as cropmark; the Ordnance Survey contour line follows its edge.
Rectangular enclosure with D-shaped annexe to east, river forming south side.
Other marks to south of river are probably only drainage, except a wide and deep channel continuing the line of the straight section of river to the west.
Located by E. Rose (NAU) 10 January 1979.
Labelled 'Earthworks north of Newton Church south of river' with sketch indicating south edge of this site.
3 pot boilers and 1 flint flake.
Identified by F. Healy (NAU) December 1981.
E. Rose (NAU) 7 December 1981.
The field opposite on the other side of the river is called Hall Meadow on 1816 plan of Lodge Farm, and site of cropmarks/earthworks shown as island in river on 18th century plan, see (S1).
R. Rickett (NAU) February 1984.
Details of air photographs in file. also plan
March 2001. Scheduled.
Information from (S2) and (S3).
D. Gurney (NLA), 13 June 2001.
- BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
- Scheduled Monument
- Higher Level Stewardship
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TF8315 A-H,K-N,P-R,U-X. |
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF 8315Y, Z. |
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 8215E - F. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Unpublished Document: NRO MS 20658 308 x 2.. |
|<S2>||Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF327. |
|<S3>||Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF327. |
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