Record Details

NHER Number:8865
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval building and earthworks


Excavations in this area in 1960 exposed massive flint and mortar foundations of what is thought to be a medieval building. Some earthworks, possible identified as the remains of medieval embankments or moats were noted. A site visit in 1996 indicated that although the field was now under arable use, some slight undulations still remained.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 059 093
Map Sheet:TG00NE

Full description

1960. Field west of Frogshall Farm.
Foundations visible.
Noted by D. R. Howlett
Copied from NCM card (S1) by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

P. Wade-Martins explains that this refers to an excavation by himself as a boy in which massive flint and mortar foundations were exposed. Howlett visited the dig.

1980. Site visit.
Field in pasture, full of earthworks. A long bank (?side of hollow way) runs east to west from a gateway in the west side; other earthworks form rectangles which could be toft sites. None of the earthworks continue outside the field, except for a pond on the north.
E. Rose (NAU), 5 November 1980.

Whole field now under arable. Slight undulations visible in young cereal crop.
H. Paterson (NLA), 4 March 1998.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (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


Sources and further reading

---Photograph: R27-36.
---Aerial Photograph: DoE. TG0509A-B.
---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 - Miscellaneous. Runhall (Welbourne).

Related records - none

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