Record Details

NHER Number:2655
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval mill hill, Mount Close Field

Summary

In 1958 an excavation on this site identified the presence of a medieval mill-mound, as well as a number of Neolithic flints and an Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead. This site has now been built over.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8146 0932
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1958. Mound in Mount Close Field, partly excavated by E. P. V. Whitaker, April 1958.
Made soil to 4 ft from top then sand contained mixture of Neolithic flints (S2) including barbed and tanged arrowhead, medieval sherds mainly 13th - 14th centuries, 15 - 16th centuries stoneware at 3 ft 6 inches (1m), 17th century type at 2ft (0.7m). Bronze pin. Fragment of lava quern.
Probably a medieval mill-mound.
Finds in KLM.
Notes on NCM card from copy of Whitaker's report (S1).
See (S1) for further information.

1977.
Material examined by C. Dallas who reports that some of the sherds are Thetford ware (Late Saxon).
E. Rose (NAU).

On the tithe map 1843 this is called Millhill piece, Mill Hill ten acres, Mill Field Six Acres on other side road.
Information from H. Apling.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 March 1982.

Site now built over, no remains.
Compiled by H. Paterson (NLA), 11 June 1996.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • WINDMILL MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: 1959. Other Archaeological Excavations 1958. Norfolk Research Committee Bulletin. Series 1 No 11 (for 1958) pp 1-2. p 2.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Swaffham.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Swaffham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Swaffham.
<S1>Article in serial: Wilson, D. M. & Hurst, J. G. 1960. Medieval Britain in 1958. Medieval Archaeology. Vol III (for 1959) pp 295-326. p 325.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. Drawing of a Neolithic flint implement.. Film. 1:1.

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