Record Details

NHER Number:42159
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of possible medieval saltern mound

Summary

An earthwork of a possible medieval saltern mound is visible on aerial photographs. It appears to have been levelled by 1980.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 49342 08883
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:GREAT YARMOUTH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2005. Norfolk NMP.
An earthwork of a possible medieval saltern mound is visible on aerial photographs (S1) and (S2). This mound was located at TG 4934 0888, immediately to the south of the A47 road. It has an irregular curved plan and measures up to 44m by 19m. The western side of the mound appears to be cut by a drainage ditch that is shown on the 1838 Acle tithe map (S3). This suggests that the mound is earlier than that date and it is likely that it relates to medieval salt making. The mound appears to have been levelled by 1980 (S4).
J. Albone (NMP), 21 November 2005

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • SALTERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1970. OS/70315 61-2 11-SEP-1970.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 4032-3 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4908A-B).
<S3>Map: Lenny, I.. 1838. A Map of the Parish of Acle in the County of Norfolk. (Tithe map) A Map of the Parish of Acle in the County of Norfolk. (NRO DNTA).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1980. OS/80068 31-2 10-MAY-1980.

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