Record Details

NHER Number:19693
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval saltern mound

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1983 by the Fenland Survey recorded a large mound on this site, which is thought to represent a saltern mound, possibly dating to the medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 4867 1611
Map Sheet:TF41NE
Parish:WALPOLE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

18 November 1983. Large mound of earth extending from Sea Bank and covered by farm buildings of Rose Hall.
For most part mound can be quite clearly defined despite overlying buildings. However, owner informed R. Silvester (NAU), that when he was young there was another separate mound to north which was levelled by his father. If it can
be assumed that this was not originally separate but an integral part of the same mound this would make the breakwater the same shape as those at West Walton, ie. kidney on a stem. In all cases stems difficult to detect owing to overlying buildings. Conceivable but highly unlikely in each case that breakwater originally was detached from bank, and area between the two made up when farms built on them. At least 100m north to south x 110m east to west x 1.83m high. WPP 19 (S1).
For full details of wares, flint types etc see Fenland Folders (S2).
R. Silvester (NAU), 18 November 1983.

1985.
This is more probably a saltern.
R. Silvester (NAU).

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • SALT WORKS (Unknown date)
  • SALT WORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SALTERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WPP 19. FENS. WPP 19.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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