Record Details

NHER Number:33949
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval tofts

Summary

Several rectangular ditched enclosures are visible on aerial photographs. On Faden's map of 1797 this site is at the edge of a common, which suggests that these enclosures are the remains of medieval tofts.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0892 8261
Map Sheet:TM08SE
Parish:BRESSINGHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1946.
RAF air photograph shows 4 ditched enclosures within existing small field, northern half of site.

October 1998.
Faden's map of 1797, see (S1), shows the east field boundary as common edge, thus strongly suggesting enclosures are tofts.
Land has been ploughed several times and re-seeded since 1946, no surface evidence for earthworks.
Southern half of field had cottage foundations exposed during ploughing in 1960s, adjacent to east boundary, see source [1].
B. Cushion (NLA) 2 November 1998.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Undated)
  • 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 - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 08/TM 0883/B.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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