Record Details

NHER Number:5632
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible charcoal burners' camp, medieval hollow way and enclosures (now part of NHER 5633)

Summary

The earthworks and soilmarks visible on aerial photographs at this site have now been incorporated into a larger site recorded under NHER 5633. Aerial photography of this site has recorded cropmarks and earthworks on this site which are thought to be of enclosures, a possible hollow way and a former drive to the hall. A farmer working on this site noted dark patches of earth, brick and clay pipes and it is thought that this area may have been a charcoal-burner's camp.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 778 886
Map Sheet:TL78NE
Parish:WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

RAF aerial photographs show in park ditches of more than one date - probably mainly medieval.
Information from NCM card (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

5 December 1979. Site visited by E. Rose (NAU).
Under crop; long north to south depressions seem natural. Farmer at Home Farm says he has ploughed up 'on the edge of the high ground and the wet ground' here dark patches with brick and many clay pipes. These sound like charcoal-burner's camps (confirmed by A. K. Gregory NAU).

March 1947.
RAF aerial photograph shows traces of enclosures within and to west and south of original site extent, as slight earthworks in grassland. Possible hollow way, degraded, heading north towards church and probable former drive to hall extending from south-east corner of park. Much drainage in eastern part of site.
B. Cushion (NLA), 12 June 1998.

September 2016. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The earthworks and soilmarks visible on aerial photographs at this site have now been incorporated into a larger site recorded under NHER 5633. See this record for details.
S. Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 2nd September 2016.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHARCOAL BURNERS SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HEARTH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 78/TL 7788/C.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Wetting.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records

5633Related to: Former medieval to post medieval earthworks including enclosures and boundaries (Monument)

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