Record Details

NHER Number:57481
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks relating to possible site of Beck Hall, (NHER 31185 and 31186)

Summary

Earthworks relating to possible site of Beck Hall, (NHER 31185 and 31186) are visible on aerial photographs.
Features recorded were probably medieval in date and included hollow ways, probable toft boundaries, ponds and remnants of other enclosure boundaries. These may suggest that this is the site of Beck Hall.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0300 9087
Map Sheet:TM09SW
Parish:QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2012. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks relating to possible site of Beck Hall, (NHER 31185 and 31186) are visible on aerial photographs (S1).
Features recorded were probably medieval in date and included hollow ways, probable toft boundaries, ponds and remnants of other enclosure boundaries, centred on TM 0309 9082.These may suggest that this is the site of Beck Hall, in fact many of the earthworks coincide with those depicted on the earthwork survey of 1995 (S2), including the sinuous ditches in the eastern field, centred on TM 0320 9086 and the east-west ditch (K) running from TM 0284 9105 to TM 0295 9103.
E. Ford (NMP), 29 November 2012.

Monument Types

  • OVAL ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • POND (Undated)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1938 4059-60 18-JAN-1947 (NMR).
<S2>Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S3>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A.. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 104. p 86.

Related records

31185Related to: Possible site of Beck Hall, Quidenham (Monument)
31186Related to: Possible site of Beck Hall, Quidenham (Monument)
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