Record Details

NHER Number:17737
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Thorpe Manor

Summary

The remains of a moated enclosure have been identified here. This moat may indicate that this was the site of Thorpe Manor, a fact supported by documentary evidence. Finds of prehistoric flint tools and post medieval Glazed Red Earthenware have been made outside the moat.

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Location

Grid Reference:TM 2267 9670
Map Sheet:TM29NW
Parish:SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1981.
Possible moated site of Thorpe Manor discovered.
Informant says that ponds marked on (S1) look like remains of a moat on the ground.
Documentary references may also indicate this area.
E. Rose (NAU) 11 November 1981.

1985
Dissertation reports that informant found two flint tools, one Raeren, one Bellarmine and 18th century Glazed Red Earthenware outside the moat.
E. Rose (NAU) 26 November 1985.

North and east arms do not appear to be more than field ditches. West and south however broader and more moat like. All masked by thick scrub and tree cover. Dimensions difficult to assess.
H. Paterson (A&E) 20 October 1999.

Management Statement signed January 5, 2000.
See copy in office file.
H. Paterson (A&E) 10 January 2000.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..

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