Record Details

NHER Number:3489
Type of record:Monument
Name:Denton deserted medieval settlement

Summary

This is the site of the deserted medieval settlement of Denton, and a medieval moated site. Newgate House, shown on a map of 1588, is now visible as a low earthwork mound, and medieval pottery and building material have been found over the site, as well as two Neolithic querns, and Roman and Late Saxon pottery. In 1987 the remains of a timber bridge, possibly of medieval date, was found in the Den Beck.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 70 26
Map Sheet:TF72NW
Parish:FLITCHAM WITH APPLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

The moat formerly recorded under this number as context 1 is now listed as NHER 39250.

September 1947.
Trial holes recovered two Neolithic querns.
Early medieval sherds found over deserted village site and moat.

Pre 1981.
Site of Newgate House, shown on (S1).
Late Saxon and post medieval finds.

Pre 1984.
Medieval sherds and jettons found.

1984.
Medieval sherds and building material found.

1987. Metal detecting.
Medieval chape and buckle, Roman and medieval sherds,briquetage

Pre 1987.
Remains of timber medieval bridge dredged up, see (S2).
See details in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 30 August 1990.

See (S3) in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 18 October 2000.

December 2001.
Much felling in wood, a little replanting.
Site of Newgate House still seen as rise in arable.
Thick scatter of flint/brick/carrstone/oyster shells/pottery.
Estate asked whether site could be removed from arable.
Finds late medieval roof tile, 17th century saltglaze pottery, post medieval red ware.
H. Paterson (A&E), 25 January 2002.

September- October 2009
2 medieval and 3 post-medieval coins. Medieval jetton, medieval seal matrix, strap end, buckles, ampulla, medieval/ post-medieval rings, post medieval buckle, book clasp, button, cloth seal, medieval, medieval/post medieval and post-medieval sherds.
See list in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 4 November 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRIDGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATERCOURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRIQUETAGE (Undated)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Undated)
  • NAIL (Undated)
  • QUERN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCABBARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOTTLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 NW 2 [4].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Flitcham with Appleton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: 1588. Castle Rising Chase.
<S2>Unpublished document: Pattison, G.. 1987. Dissertation.
<S3>Map: 1617. Map of the Manor of Appleton (part), based on survey of 1595.

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