Record Details

NHER Number:7107
Type of record:Monument
Name:Pensthorpe deserted medieval village, church and multi-period finds

Summary

The site of a medieval deserted village, moat and parish church, along with prehistoric pits, a post medieval cockpit and multi-period finds. The earthworks of the village and the moat are visible on aerial photographs. Much of the village has been destroyed by gravel quarrying, although two arms of the moat survive as shallow earthworks. Excavations have revealed medieval ditches, as well as prehistoric pits. The ruins of the church are incorporated into 19th century farm buildings. The artefacts recovered include prehistoric flint artefacts, prehistoric, Roman, Late Saxon and medieval pottery and a Late Saxon book or box mount.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9493 2916
Map Sheet:TF92NW
Parish:KETTLESTONE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

THE LISTED BUILDING PREVIOUSLY RECORDED UNDER THIS NUMBER IS NOW RECORDED AS NHER 44288.

Earthworks destroyed. Remains of church in farm, also moat nearby.
Site of cockpit?

1930.
Medieval sherds found.

1962.
Foundations found.

1966.
Medieval sherds found.

1977.
Late Saxon sherd found.

1984. Metal detecting.
Medieval coin, Late Saxon and medieval metalwork and pottery.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 August 1999.

1991. Evaluation and metal detecting.
Medieval and prehistoric ditches.
Medieval, Bronze Age, Roman sherds.
Medieval coins.
See (S4) in file and (S5) for short summary.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 27 June 2005.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • POST HOLE (Unknown date)
  • STAKE HOLE (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PIT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EARTHWORK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COCKPIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Undated)
  • LOOMWEIGHT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)
  • BLADE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BOX (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WHETSTONE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). TF 9429D-H,J-S,W,X,AH-AJ.
---Publication: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology, 51. Microfiche 5:G12.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1992. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 1991. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLI Pt III pp 371-379. pp 373-374.
---Unpublished document: Jackson, D.A.. 1991. Further Archaeological Evaluation at Langor Bridge, Kettlestone, Norfolk.
---Unpublished document: Denny, J.. Pensthorpe Church (Kettlestone).
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. 8 June.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Kettlestone.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Go-ahead for waterfowl trust. 19 January.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Fiche: Exists.
---Photograph: cottages CQG 1-4 church CQG 5 metalwork CNQ 7-14.
<S1>Serial: Bryant, T.H.. Norfolk Churches..
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Sketch of a medieval urn.. Film. 1:1.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Dereham and Fakenham Times. 1986. Valley dream is coming true. 18 July.
<S4>Unpublished document: Penn, K.. 1991. NAU Report No. 3. Summary Report Metal-detecting and excavation at Langor Bridge, Kettlestone, Norfolk..
<S5>Article in serial: Nenk, B. S., Margeson, S. and Hurley, M. 1992. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1991. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XXXVI pp 184-308. p252.
<S6>Illustration: Unknown. Unknown. Drawing of a medieval urn.. Paper. 1:1.

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