Record Details

NHER Number:15323
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post-medieval wharfage area and medieval/post-medieval objects

Summary

In 1979 flint and brick walls were noted along two of the boundaries of this field. Investigation of the field found sherds of medieval and post medieval pottery. An informant states this was the old wharfage area before the creek was filled in, and that an iron ring for securing boats remains. Further study of the site in 2000 recovered fragments of medieval roof tile along with a sherd belonging to a post medieval stoneware jug. In 2008 a test pit excavated by the Higher Education Academies recovered a wide range of post-medieval pottery with the majority being German stoneware and Whiteware and Dutch Redware. Sherds of early medieval Sandy Ware and Grimston Ware were also recovered from the lower contexts. An excavation in 2011 recovered medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery, medieval and medieval/post-medieval roof tile, medieval/post-medieval floor tile, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval brick.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 04 42
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

25 September 1979. Meadow on west edge of valley.
East and north boundary field marked by flint cobble wall in places with medieval brick.
Wall joins northeast corner of churchyard.
Ground to east and north slopes down abruptly to valley bottom. Seven small medieval and three post-medieval sherds found along east edge in cow-disturbed soil. Also a flint flake.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 1 October 1979.

Informant states this was the old wharfage area before the creek was filled in, and that an iron ring for tying boats remains.
The area is marked as Mill Hard on a map of 1586, see reference (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 7 November 1997.

Before 6 September 2000. Field observation. Survey No B3.
Two fragments medieval roofing tile.
One medieval floor tile, slip under lead glaze, ?Flemish.
One jug rim 16th/17th century stoneware.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 September 2000.

1999-2000. Field survey.
See finds drawings (S2) in file.
See also parish file for report.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 October 2000.

2008. Test pit.
In 2008 a test pit excavated by the Higher Education Academies recovered a wide range of post-medieval pottery with the majority being German stoneware and Whiteware and Dutch Redware. Sherds of early medieval Sandy Ware and Grimston Ware were also recovered from the lower contexts.
See (S3).
S. Howard (NLA), 30 July 2010.

2 pits excavated 15th – 19th July 2011.
Medieval, medieval/post-medieval and post-medieval pottery and building material.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 12 September 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WHARF (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Hooton, J.. 1997. The Glaven ports: a maritime history of Blakeney, Cley and Wiveton in North Norfolk.. p 114.
<S2>Illustration: Finds Illustration.

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