Record Details

NHER Number:14583
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of medieval manor, possibly the site of Sayes manor


A medieval building platform and a possible ramp-like causeway and part of a medieval ditch or toft boundary are visible as earthworks. The earthworks have been interpreted as the possible site of the medieval manor of Sayes. The site is associated with two other areas of medieval settlement earthworks, NHER 14107 and NHER 14118.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2044 9359
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

Field south and west of Stratton St Michael church.
Earthworks. L-shaped building platform with approach ramp? by southwest corner of churchyard. To west of this parallel ditches of road or toft boundary.
(S1) in file.
Suggested as site of Saye's Manor in (S2).

May 2002. Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey.
Assessment of A140 Long Stratton Bypass preliminary route options.
Arable. The low earthworks were evident in pasture next to the church and 200m east of Routes 5 and 6.
See report (S3) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY MARKER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EARTHWORK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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Unpublished Report: Cushion, B..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.
<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Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2002.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

14107Related to: Medieval earthworks (Monument)
14118Related to: Medieval earthworks north of Church Lane (Monument)

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