Record Details

NHER Number:20684
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval, post medieval and modern field boundaries, and prehistoric and medieval finds, Park Farm

Summary

Prehistoric pot boilers, prehistoric, Neolithic and Bronze Age worked flints and medieval pottery fragments were recovered by fieldwalking in advance of mineral extraction. Subsequent evaluation recorded ditches that formed part of an earlier field layout. Two parallel gullies probably represented the remnants of a medieval or earlier hedgeline.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6792 1259
Map Sheet:TF61SE
Parish:WORMEGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1983. Fieldwalking.
Most of field (c1) blank.
Field context 2 at 6804 1272: prehistoric flint flake and one piece poor quality flint perhaps chipped.
Field context 3 at 6789 1259: one retouched prehistoric flake.
R.J. Silvester (NAU), 21 September 1984.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

August 1999. Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey.
Field survey in advance of mineral extraction. Contexts 101 to 186.
A sparse scatter of burnt flint and prehistoric pot boilers were recovered along with quantities of post medieval material. A possible former course of the River Nar (palaeochannel) was observed.
Two Neolithic to Bronze Age worked flints - one scraper and one flake - were recovered.
13th to 14th century pottery, medieval brick and tile from northeast corner of site.
See report (S2) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 24 November 1999. Amended by M. Dennis (NLA), 24 September 2007 and P. Watkins (HES), 18 March 2015.

March 2000. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation in advance of mineral extraction. From Context 187.
Revealed ditches that formed part of an earlier field layout backfilled during the later 20th century. Two parallel gullies probably represented the remnants of a medieval or earlier hedgeline; two other ditches were excavated and undated. No evidence was found to support the existence of the palaeochannel.
See report (S4) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S5).
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.449).
D. Gurney (NLA), 21 August 2000. Amended by M. Dennis (NLA), 24 September 2007 and P. Watkins (HES), 27 May 2019.

December 2007. Norfolk NMP
Earthworks of ditches and banks of probable medieval to post medieval and possible modern date are visible on aerial photographs (S6). It is likely that these features relate to field boundaries and drainage. Some of these earthworks appear to correspond to features excavated during an archaeological evaluation of the site (S4). Dating evidence suggested that some of the excavated ditches were of modern date although the earthwork evidence visible on 1946 aerial photographs and the Wormegay tithe map of 1838 supports an earlier date.
J. Albone (NMP), 19 December 2007.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE? (Unknown date)
  • WATERCOURSE? (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GULLY (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • DRAIN (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • DRAINAGE SYSTEM (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD to 2100 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT BOILER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • POT BOILER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • NAIL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. WGY AL. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide. 1-36.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Percival, J. 1999. Report on an Archaeological Survey at Park Farm, Wormegay, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 449.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 541.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Whitmore, D. 2000. Report on an Archaeological Evaluation at Park Farm, Wormegay. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 492.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2001. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2000. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt IV pp 707-728. p 728.
<S6>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 6351-2 27-JUN-1946 (NHER TF 6712A-B).

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