Record Details

NHER Number:42416
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of probable Late Saxon or medieval saltern mounds

Summary

Earthworks of probable late Saxon to medieval saltern mounds are visible on aerial photographs. They are located close to curving drainage ditches, which probably originated as natural channels (NHER 42417). Another possible saltern mound is located 300m to the northwest (NHER 42415).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 49502 08463
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:GREAT YARMOUTH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of probable Late Saxon to medieval saltern mounds are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These earthworks are centred on TG 4949 0846 in an area of former marshland. Two sub oval mounds are present, measuring 70m by 38m and 33m by 22m in size. It is likely that they are saltern mounds of Late Saxon to medieval date. They are located close to curvilinear drainage ditches, which probably originated as natural channels (NHER 42417). Another possible saltern mound is located 300m to the northwest (NHER 42415).
J. Albone (NMP), 18 January 2006.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • SALTERN (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 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).

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