Record Details

NHER Number:6469
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval iron working site

Summary

The amount of medieval iron slag recovered from this site suggests that it was an iron working site in the medieval period, and medieval pottery has also been found. A 200m long area of two depressions of up to 25m wide and 3m deep were recorded during the Felbrigg Estate Woodland Archaeological Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey in 2006.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 203 402
Map Sheet:TG24SW
Parish:FELBRIGG, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 22 1953. Inside Cromer Lodge Gates of Felbrigg Hall.
Iron slag on both sides of drive and over whole area.
Medieval pot rims picked up by R. W. Ketton-Cremer amoung some of the slag.
R. R. Clarke (NCM)

Pits and large patch of cinder near Cromer Lodge gate of Felbrigg Hall.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

November 2006. Felbrigg Estate Woodland Archaeological Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey. Site 18.
A near 200m long area of two depressions up to 25m wide and 3m deep, aligned northnorthwest-southsoutheast, the northern longer one cut by the drive.
Some slight undulations to the east may be related but are very amorphous.
See (S1).
J. Allen (NLA), 18 May 2007.

Monument Types

  • IRON WORKING SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Felbrigg.
<S1>Unpublished document: Cushion, B.. 2006. Felbrigg Estate, Great Wood (East) & Smith's Rough, Woodland Archaeological Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey, For the National Trust.

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