Record Details

NHER Number:14399
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of medieval manorial site

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8302 1567
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:NEWTON BY CASTLE ACRE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Moated site.
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.

Pre 1960s.
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

April 2001.
Site scheduled, see (S2).
See file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 13 June 2001.

Monument Types

  • 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)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status

  • 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.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: NRO MS 20658 308 x 2..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.

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