Record Details

NHER Number:31186
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Beck Hall, Quidenham


Grassland to the north of Wilby Hall was surveyed in 1995. The features recorded were mainly medieval in date and included hollow ways, probable toft boundaries, ponds and remnants of other enclosure boundaries. These may suggest that this is the site of Beck Hall (see also NHER 31185). Work here also recovered pottery sherds from various periods including Saxon Ipswich Ware.

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Grid Reference:TM 0317 9078
Map Sheet:TM09SW

Full description

May 1995. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000 of hollow ways, probable toft boundaries, ponds and remnants of other enclosure boundaries.
Iron Age, Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery sherds and medieval hone found by [1] and (smaller quantities) by B.Cushion (NLA).
See report (S1) for plan and further details. This site was included in (S2) and the survey is also noted in (S3).
Pottery identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), see list in file.
B. Cushion (NLA) May 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

See publication in reference (S4) which also suggests this as a possible site for Beck Hall.
E. Rose (NLA) 21 February 2000.

Monument Types

  • POND (Undated)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1995. Quidenham SMR 31185 and 31186. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 86.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 407.
<S4>Article in Serial: Davison, A. and Cushion, B. 1999. The Archaeology of the Hargham Estate. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 257-274.

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