Record Details

NHER Number:42415
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthwork of a probable Late Saxon or medieval saltern mound

Summary

An earthwork of a probable Late Saxon to medieval saltern mound is visible on aerial photographs. This mound is located adjacent to a curving drainage ditch, which probably originated as a natural channel (NHER 42417). Other possible saltern mounds are present 300m to the southeast (NHER 42416).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 49195 08527
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:GREAT YARMOUTH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
An earthwork of a probable Late Saxon to medieval saltern mound is visible on aerial photographs (S1). This earthwork is centred on TG 4919 0853 in an area of former marshland. A sub oval mound, measuring 57m by 22m is present. It is likely that this is a saltern mound of Late Saxon to medieval date. This mound is located adjacent to a curvilinear drainage ditch, which probably originated as a natural channel (NHER 42417). Other possible saltern mounds are present 300m to the southeast (NHER 42416).
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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