Record Details

NHER Number:4831
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Hovell's Manor

Summary

Probable site of a medieval manor seen as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The site of the manor has been documented on the First and Second Edition Ordnance survey map as “Site of Hovell’s Manor”.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7572 9666
Map Sheet:TL79NE
Parish:NORTHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

22 June 1975. OS aerial photography.
Parchmark cropmarks.
Moat.
D. Voisey (NLA) 7 March 1995.

Site of (OS). Shown with double moat on old (S1) - E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

Survey in file.
OS Records.
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 10 April 1990.

17 July 1990. NAU aerial photography.
Cropmarks of two moats visible in playing field.
D. Edwards (NAU).

January 2019. Breckland National Mapping Programme.
A probable site of a medieval manor is seen as cropmarks and earthworks on aerial photographs (S2-S4). The site consists of two moats with further ditches and possible ponds to the south. The site was visible as earthworks in the 1940s until the 1970s where most of the earthworks are levelled and the site of the manor is now overlain by a cricket pitch. The probable manor has been documented on the First and Second Edition Ordnance survey map as “Site of Hovell’s Manor” (S1 and S5) and sits within a wider medieval landscape which includes ridge and furrow and an enclosure to the south (NHER 35568).
J.Powell (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 11th January 2019.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOUNDARY? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 7596 A-D.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-226.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-227.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-268.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-269.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 79 NE 13 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Northwold.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/59 V 6099-6100 05-FEB-1946 (HEA Original Print).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1634 FP 1179-1180 09-JUL-1946 (HEA Original Print).
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS/75269 V 268-269 22-JUN-1975 (HEA Original Print).
<S5>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey second edition 25 inch (1902-7) map. 25 inches to 1 mile.

Related records

63072Related to: Earthworks and cropmarks relating to Cranwich medieval settlement (Monument)
63062Related to: Medieval -post medieval ridge and furrow (Monument)

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