Record Details

NHER Number:33855
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks indicating a possible medieval settlement site

Summary

A 1946 aerial photograph of this location shows cropmarks of ditched enclosures. The presence of internal divisions and ponds may suggest this was a former settlement site. A visit to the location in 1998 recovered sherds of medieval pottery, post medieval bricks/tiles and noted the remains of a toft. This evidence suggests that the settlement was likely of medieval date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9523 0426
Map Sheet:TF90SE
Parish:SHIPDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 1946. See (S1).
RAF air photograph shows soil marks of ditched enclosures, mostly pre-dating Enclosure of 1809, although some still on County Series OS maps (dashed lines on map in file).
Internal divisions and ponds suggest possible settlement site.
(S2) shows one house just northwest of woodland.

September 1998. Site visit.
Visit noted enclosure boundary show as slight linear banks/depressions. Limited fieldwalking on stubble produced two scraps of medieval unglazed, with some evidence for post medieval brick/tile near to house position. Possible toft, extending well into post medieval period.
B. Cushion (NLA) 28 September 1998.

Monument Types

  • POND (Undated)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOFT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: TF 90/TF 9504/A.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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