Record Details

NHER Number:17179
Type of record:Monument
Name:Area of medieval settlement, Wood Green


This site is at the northern end of the green, and is surrounded by a large ditched enclosure. Fieldwalking has recovered two concentrations of medieval and post medieval pottery from within the enclosure, suggesting that this was an area of medieval settlement.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2062 9159
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

March 1980. Wood Green, north of ditched area called moat by [1]. Really drainage?
Fieldwalking after ploughing.
Large numbers of late medieval/early post medieval ware.
Few medieval sherds, one applied thumb decorated base.
Glazed brick fragments.
Oyster shell.
Fragment copper alloy sheet.
Much lead glazed earthenware.
Few stoneware.
Clay pipe fragments.
Identified by W. Milligan (NCM) 24 March 1981.

(S1) explains that she means the ditch that encloses the entire field within which this find was made. Here she only says that its arms are 'as wide as a moat' and implies it is an area of early settlement taken out of the green. The size would certainly be huge for a moat, and a drainage ditch aound a late medieval settlement would seem more probable.
E. Rose (NAU) 5 June 1985.

Monument Types

  • DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Addington, S. 1985. The Wood Greens and Crow Green. NARG News. No 40 pp 5-9.

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