Record Details

NHER Number:18580
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible medieval tofts and paddocks

Summary

In 1982 several low earthen banks were noted at this location. Some formed regular enclosures, perhaps toft sites or paddocks of medieval date. Sadly, the field is now almost completely levelled with little trace of these features remaining.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 4903 1288
Map Sheet:TF41SE
Parish:WEST WALTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

14 December 1982. Pasture field, grassed for at least sixty years, behind farm buildings at Walton Highway.
Several banks, low, north of farm buildings, some forming regular enclosures - perhaps tofts sites, or paddocks.
Sketch plan in file.
Several scoops may be modern disturbances.
R. Silvester (NAU) December 1982.

Field now almost levelled. Owner said hollows were filled in some six to seven years ago, prior to ploughing and re-seeding.
H. Paterson (NLA) 24 September 1996.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (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.

Related records - none

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