|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Medieval sea defence or saltern mound|
In 1982 a large earthen mound was recorded at this location. It was suggested to be either a medieval breakwater associated with the Sea Bank (NHER 2187) or a medieval saltern.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 4714 1488|
|Parish:||WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
10 December 1982.
Large earth mound (not measured), almost kidney shaped.
Perhaps 150m northwest to southeast x 40m northeast to southeast. Between 3.1-4.6m (10-15ft) in height.
Nothing on top only a little dark staining.
Runs under farm buildings so not possible to see if it joins the Sea Bank (NHER 2187) but probably a breakwater projecting from it like those in Cambridgeshire.
R. Silvester (NAU) December 1982.
This is more probably a saltern.
R. Silvester (NUA) 1985.
For full details of wares, flint types etc. see Fenland Folders (S2).
- MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- SALT WORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- SEA DEFENCES (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WNW 5. FENS. |
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|<S1>||Article in Serial: Taylor and Hall. 1977. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. LXVII, p 63. |
|<S2>||Archive: Fenland Folders. |
|2187||Related to: The Sea Bank (Monument)|
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