Record Details

NHER Number:6160
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of medieval building

Summary

In 1955 the foundations of a possible medieval building found were discovered here. Other associated finds included glazed medieval floor tiles and an overfired brick.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0424 4300
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:WIVETON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 1955.
Foundations of building found 1.8m (6ft) down, including glazed medieval floor tiles and overfired brick.
Samples held by NCM.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Grid reference corrected from TG 0421 4304 to present location.
A. Cattermole (HES), 12 September 2011.

A local source has reported that the father of a local tradesman worked on this site in 1953, and that a Roman mosaic was dug up, pickaxed and dumped. The workmen were allegedly threatened with dismissal if they told anyone. This would appear to be a garbled account of the discovery of the medieval building foundations in 1955.
D. Gurney (HES), 29 November 2011.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Verbal Communication: 2011.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Wiveton.

Related records - none

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