Record Details

NHER Number:42199
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Saxon or medieval saltern mound

Summary

An earthwork mound, possibly a Late Saxon to medieval saltern, is visible on aerial photographs. Pottery of this date has been recovered from the mound (NHER 35369). A farmhouse and associated buildings were located on the mound but were mainly demolished by 1971. A further possible saltern mound is present immediately to the north of this site (NHER 42196).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 45784 07006
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:HALVERGATE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2005. Norfolk NMP.
An earthwork mound, possibly a Late Saxon to medieval saltern, is visible on aerial photographs (S1 and S2). This mound is centred on TG 4578 0701 and was formerly covered by farm buildings. The mound has an irregular elongated plan and lies on a southwest to northeast axis. It measures up to 91m long by 24m wide and is bounded by drainage ditches on its southeast and northeast sides. It is likely that this is a saltern mound of Late Saxon to medieval date. Pottery of this date has been recovered from the mound (NHER 35369). A farmhouse and associated buildings were located on the mound. These were marked on the second edition Ordnance Survey 25 inches to the mile map (S3), were still present in 1946 (S4), but were mostly demolished by 1971 (S1). Other farmhouses in the marshland, including Six Mile House (NHER 21103) and Lockgate Farm (NHER 35368 / 42174), have also been found to have been built on possible saltern mounds of this period. A further possible saltern mound is present immediately to the north (NHER 42196).
J. Albone (NMP), 29 November 2005

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Undated)
  • MOUND (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SALTERN (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1971. OS/71044 286-7 11-APR-1971.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1985. OS/85101 68-9 02-JUN-1985.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey second edition 25" (1902-07) Sheet LXXVII.4.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK 6018-9 27-JUN-1946 (NHER TG 4507A / TG 4508A).

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