Record Details

NHER Number:33332
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of medieval to post medieval enclosures


The earthworks of a series of ditched enclosures survive in a field close to the site of St Peter's Church, NHER 10180. The enclosures probably date to the medieval period, and one boundary was still in use in the 19th century. Fragments of Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery have been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2073 9350
Map Sheet:TM29SW

Full description

June 1989.
NAU air photograph shows earthworks to east of site of St Peter's Church (NHER 10180).

December 1997. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000. Earthworks are of enclosure boundaries, probably small fields in the north, but in a probably truncated enclosure in the southwest adjacent to a possible track. medieval pottery sherds were found.
Pottery identified by. A. Rogerson (NLA):
1 probable Roman greyware.
2 medieval unglazed body sherds.
1 medieval unglazed late medieval/early post medieval.
See report (S1) for further details and copy of plan (S2). This survey and the results of subsequent air photo analysis are also noted in (S3) and (S4).
B. Cushion (NLA) 16 December 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

February 2003. Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey.
Assessment of A140 Long Stratton Bypass preliminary route option (Modified Route 5; Field E).
Pasture. Low earthworks.
See report (S5) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 15 December 2015.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 2093/K.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1997. Long Stratton (Stratton St Michael) SMR33332. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Illustration: Cushion, B. 1997. Plan of earthworks at Long Stratton (Stratton St Michael) SMR 33332. Film. 1:1000.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 201.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1999. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 369-387. p 378.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2003. A140 Long Stratton Bypass Preliminary Route Options. Modified Route 5. A Desktop Assessment and Preliminary Walkover Survey. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 701 (supplement).

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