Record Details

NHER Number:38184
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval and post medieval drainage ditches, Priory Farm site

Summary

In 2003 evaluation trenches were dug in this area. They revealed part of a ditch system that had previously been recorded by aerial photographs. The ditches were interpreted as drainage ditches, two of which were shown to have been recut. No evidence of the remains of Marmont Priory, a 13th century Gilbertine cell, known to have existed within the survey area was found. The evidence gleaned from the aerial photographs suggests that this area had been used for pasture or arable since the Middle Ages. Further details on the field system around the priory site can be found under NHER 32225, and the Priory Farm building and the site of the medieval priory can be viewed under NHER 25832.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 4930 0145
Map Sheet:TF40SE
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Marmont Priory Farm.

April 2003. NAU evaluation. From context 1.
Six evaluation trenches on the site of a proposed lake revealed part of a ditch system that had previously been recorded by aerial photographs. The ditches were interpreted as drainage ditches, two of which were shown to have been recut. No evidence of the remains of Marmont Priory, a 13th century Gilbertine cell, known to have existed within the survey area was found. The evidence gleaned from the aerial photographs suggests that this area had been used for pasture or arable since the middle ages.
See (S1) in file.
See also (S2).
M. Horlock (NLA), 6 August 2003.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (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 - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Penn, K.. 2003. NAU Report No. 839. An Archaeological Evaluation at Marmont Priory Farm, Upwell, Norfolk..
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 587.

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