Record Details

NHER Number:6403
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of medieval house

Summary

Low banks noted in 1935, together with the discovery of a few fragments of medieval pottery, may possibly indicate this to be the site of a medieval house. The site is hard to locate today. Metal-detecting in 2012 recovered a single medieval coin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 15 40
Map Sheet:TG14SE
Parish:EAST BECKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

15 June 1935. Banks seen by R. R. Clarke (NCM) by sunset.

Visited by R. R. Clarke 17 June 1935.
Natural sandy eminence with two parallel north to south low banks. From rabbit scrapings came a few sherds of grey unglazed medieval pottery.
Possibly medieval house site. See NCM card

On map the banks are drawn as having bulges towards their south ends.
Site now difficult to locate: Clarke's drawing on NCM old six inch map is exaggerated as it covers two large hills with a valley between.
Field under pasture. Possible traces of a bank on the eastern hill.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 March 1977.

No signs of earthworks in this location on vertical air photographs taken as part of NCC/BKS survey 1988.
Air photographs studied as part of NLA Earthwork Survey 1993.
M. Flitcroft (NLA) 3 February 1993.

March-April 2012. Metal-detecting.
One medieval coin.
A. Marsden (HES), 6 June 2012.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (14th Century - 1344 AD to 1351 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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. Beckham (East).

Related records - none

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