Record Details

NHER Number:42168
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible saltern mound

Summary

An earthwork of a possible medieval saltern mound is visible on aerial photographs. The field containing this mound had been ploughed by 1980 and the earthworks levelled.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 49127 08106
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), (S2) and (S3). This mound is located at TG 4913 0810. It is sub oval in plan and measures up to 18m by 11m in plan. A 2.5m wide ditch is present around its north and east sides. It is located in the marshland 400m to the north of Breydon Water and is likely to be of medieval date. The field containing this mound had been ploughed by 1980 and the earthworks levelled (S3).
J. Albone (NMP), 22 November 2005.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SALTERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1955. RAF 58/1674 (F21) 332-3 04-MAR-1955 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 4032-3 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4908A-B).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1980. OS/80068 32 10-MAY-1980.

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