Record Details

NHER Number:33903
Type of record:Monument
Name:Tottington deserted medieval settlement

Summary

Aerial photographs show the cropmarks of an intermittent series of enclosures, partly overlain by existing drains, partly subdividing existing enclosures, which reflect a series of tofts and closes of a deserted medieval village, considerably degraded.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8958 9527
Map Sheet:TL89NE
Parish:TOTTINGTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1946. RAF air photograph shows an intermittent series of enclosures, part overlain by existing drains, part subdividing existing enclosures which reflect a series of tofts and closes of a deserted medieval village, considerably degraded. The extent may be further to west but air photograph not available.
Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography photograph
See file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 30 October 2000.

19 April 1976. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Earthworks.
Ditch(es), probably drainage.
D. Voisey (NLA), 18 January 1995.

(S1) in 1970 refers to this area as a complex system of waterfilled ditches, very overgrown, possibly house sites but the author was dubious about this. A hollow way mentioned under HER5065 running east then north may in fact be in this area.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 April 2007.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 99/TL 9095/A.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-018-067.
---Aerial Photograph: 1954. TL 8995L-N.
---Unpublished document: Taylor, C.. 1970. Site notes.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records - none

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