Record Details

NHER Number:3708
Type of record:Monument
Name:Sutton (Launditch Hundred) deserted village, Tittleshall

Summary

This is the site of Sutton deserted medieval settlement. It is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, and is referred to as Sutton Green in 1579, but by the end of the post medieval period had been deserted. Only faint earthworks of some banks can be seen today.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 896 206
Map Sheet:TF82SE
Parish:TITTLESHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Site of Sutton Deserted Medieval Settlement (Suttuna in Domesday, Sutton Green in 1579).

1969.
Ipswich ware, Thetford and medieval sherds.
In NCM from P. Wade-Martins (NAU).
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

12 August 1972. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
D. Voisey, 22 September 1995.

April 1988.
At 8966 2065. Excavations for footings of new stable on approximate site of building marked on map of AD 1590.
One deep feature, undatable, noted; two medieval coarseware sherds from spoilheap.
Information from P. Wade-Martins (NAU).
E. Rose (NAU), 7 June 1988.

The whole area south of minor road is under arable. There are slight variations in levels, especially to west. To west of High House Farm buildings, a raised bank approx. 40cms high, 2-3m wide runs towards Church. There is a slight ditch on its west side. A small area south of Beck Street is within a private garden north of road. South of poultry houses, field planted with mixed deciduous and coniferous trees.
Site form in file.
H. Paterson (NAU), 12 June 1991.

Casual find 20 April 2008.
Body sherd of pimply Ipswich ware (weighing 14g) found on bare topsoil of roadside bank on NE side of field entrance at [1].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 April 2008.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Undated)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Medieval - 651 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS 72-300-175.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Tittleshall.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Tittleshall.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Tittleshall.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Monograph: Wade-Martins, P. 1980. Fieldwork and Excavation on Village Sites in Launditch Hundred, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 10.

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