Record Details

NHER Number:37626
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval kiln/oven, enclosures, pits, ditches, pottery sherds and metal working debris, Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline

Summary

Fieldwalking in 2003 recovered concentrations of medieval pottery sherds and metal working debris. Excavation on the site revealed a number of medieval features. These included a pit which is thought to have been part of a kiln, oven or corn dryer, as well as a later domed structure on the same site. These sat within a ditched enclosure, and a number of other enclosures, ditches and a series of large pits or ponds were also noted nearby.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 05908 24777
Map Sheet:TG02SE
Parish:THEMELTHORPE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2002 - January 2003. Fieldwalking survey. Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline. Construction section 27, plot number 128.
Concentrations of medieval pottery and metal working debris were identified during the fieldwalking survey.
See (S1).
S. Howard (NLA), 5 February 2010.

March - August 2003. Excavation. Bacton to King's Lynn pipeline.
Medieval features were revealed during excavation, including a short ditch, a large, ovoid pit which may be formed part of a kiln or oven, and a gully. A domed structure with an oval ground plan was constructed on virtually the same site as the phase 1 oven. The domed structure is described as a kiln/oven/corn dryer and it was built within a ditched enclosure. Also other enclosures, ditches and a series of large pits or ponds.
See (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 25 August 2006.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORN DRYING KILN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CORN DRYING OVEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GULLY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KILN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • OVEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SUBRECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CHARCOAL (Unknown date)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SLAG (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • XFIRED CLAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2003. Network Archaeology Report No. 184. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological field reconnaissance, fieldwalking, metal detecting and geophysical survey.. vol 1 and 2.
<S2>Unpublished document: Transco/Network Archaeology. 2004. Post-Excavation Assessment of Potential for Analysis and Updated Project Design: Report and Appendices.. Vol 1 & 2. pp42-46.

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