Record Details

NHER Number:42390
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable Saxon to medieval saltern mound and drainage ditch

Summary

Earthworks of a probable Late Saxon to medieval saltern mound and an undated, possible medieval, drainage ditch are visible on aerial photographs. The ditch may have originated as a natural channel.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 46178 05223
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:REEDHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of a probable late Saxon to medieval saltern mound and an undated, possible medieval, drainage ditch are visible on aerial photographs (S1 and S2). These earthworks are centred on TG 4618 0523. A sub-oval mound measuring 50m by 34m is present in the northern part of this group of earthworks at TG 4617 0528. It is likely that this is a saltern mound of probably late Saxon to medieval date. It is flanked on its north and east sides by a curvilinear drainage ditch or channel, that extends for a further 130m to the south of the mound. This ditch may have originated as a natural channel and is probably also medieval in date.
J. Albone (NMP), 16 January 2006

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • SALTERN (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2531 (F22) 26 14-NOV-1963 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1977. CUCAP RC8BY40 01-JUN-1977 (CUCAP).

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