Record Details

NHER Number:3673
Type of record:Monument
Name:Rougham shrunken village

Summary

The earthworks of the deserted medieval village and manorial site here were identified using aerial photographs taken in 1946. A huge number of finds from this location were recovered during 1967-99 including Roman, Saxon, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds and metalwork. All this evidence has established that the major occupation here spanned from the 11th to the 15th century. Sadly much of the site was bulldozed in 1967 but what remains is now under archaeological management.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 823 208
Map Sheet:TF82SW
Parish:ROUGHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1946. RAF air photography revealed shrunken village earthworks and moated manorial site.
1967. Site destroyed. Medieval and post medieval sherds found.
1969. Roman, Late Saxon, medieval sherds and metalwork found.
1980. Fieldwalking produced Roman, Late Saxon, medieval and post medieval sherds.
1999. Medieval sherds found.

See full details in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 8 March 1999.

Section 17 Management Agreement signed 29 June 1997 (5 years).
H. Paterson (A&E) 14 September 1999.

September 2000. Visit.
Whole site under good grass cover, a few nettle patches and 'sheep tracks' no other disturbances.
H. Paterson (A&E) 4 October 2000.

22 July 1993. NLA aerial photography.
Earthworks and cropmarks visble.
M. Brennand (NLA) 8 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SHRUNKEN VILLAGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLOOR TILE (Undated)
  • TILE (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • KNIFE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BALANCE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CRUCIBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HORSESHOE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SCISSORS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SHEARS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Management Statement
  • SHINE
  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement
  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8220 A-H,AC-AE; TF8221 A.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TF 8220ABA - ABF.
---Illustration: Finds Illustration.
---Map: Finder's Map..
---Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A.. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 104. p 62.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Rougham.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Rougham [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1988. Six Deserted Medieval Villages in Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 44, p 48.

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