Record Details

NHER Number:51520
Type of record:Monument
Name:Part of medieval town ditch and post-medieval cultivation features

Summary

An archaeological evaluation revealed a section of the Norman town ditch (NHER 41233) in the area immediately to the south of the old Village Hall. Post-medieval features were also identified in this area, and probably relate to small-scale cultivation of this area in the 18th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 08690 90285
Map Sheet:TM09SE
Parish:NEW BUCKENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

April-May 2008. Trial Trenching.
Evaluation of proposed development site. Contexts 1-46.
This work revealed part of the Norman defensive ditch that surrounds the planned town of New Buckenham (NHER 41233). The ditch was found to be aligned NNW-SSE in this area. Partial excavation revealed a series of tips of material in the upper portion of the ditch, and medieval and post medieval artefacts were recovered from these deposits. The ditch was found to measure 10.7m wide at this location.
A trench located to the east of the ditch contained late post medieval features along with a single pit, possibly of medieval date. These features probably relate to small-scale cultivation.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
See also (S3) and (S4).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 13 October 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HORN WORKING SITE? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOWN DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval to 13th Century - 1100 AD? to 1299 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GULLY? (17th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)
  • PIT (17th Century to 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
  • POST HOLE? (17th Century to 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
  • RUBBISH PIT (17th Century to 18th Century - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • TEGULA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Boyle, M. 2008. An Archaeological Evaluation at The Old Village Hall, Marsh Lane, New Buckenham, Norfolk (Amended). NAU Archaeology. 1833.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D & Hoggett, R. 2009. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2008. Norfolk Archaeology. XLV Part IV pp 570-578. p 574.
<S3>Photograph: NAU Archaeology. 2008. PFP.
<S4>Secondary File: Secondary File. 1-27.

Related records

41233Part of: Medieval town boundary ditch (Monument)
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