Record Details

NHER Number:29627
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval enclosure and metal find

Summary

1986 aerial photographs show the cropmarks of a rectangular enclosure, possibly part of the deserted medieval village of Colveston. Metal detecting in 1998 recovered part of a medieval or early post medieval dagger.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 79 95
Map Sheet:TL79NE
Parish:DIDLINGTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

This possible enclosure and field system has now been incorporated into NEHR 63236 along with further features relating to Cloveston medieval settlement remains identified from the Aerial Investigation and Mapping (AIM) survey.

1986.
Cropmarks of irregular rectangular enclosures. Possibly old field system connected with Colveston deserted village.
E.Rose (NLA), 5 April 1993.

April 1998. Metal detecting find.
Rondel from a rondel dagger, late medieval/early post medieval, probably from a pommel rather than a lower guard. Very chunky, cast bronze with a squarish hole in the centre for the tang; it has 16 grooves radiating to give a flower like appearance. Diameter 38mm.
A.Rogerson (NLA) 27 May 1998.

May 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme
This possible enclosure and field system has now been incorporated into NEHR 63236 along with further features relating to Cloveston medieval settlement remains identified from the Aerial Investigation and Mapping (AIM) survey.
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 13th May 2019.

Monument Types

  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DAGGER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DAGGER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 7995/Q-U.

Related records - none

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