Record Details

NHER Number:9976
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated earthworks and Roman/medieval inhumations, Chapel Meadow Hill

Summary

Investigation of this site in the late 19th century and the early 20th century recovered a variety of objects including human remains, pottery and metalwork of medieval or Roman date, along with Roman amphorae and medieval pottery sherds. It seems likely that a medieval chapel existed here. A survey in 1997 recorded various earthwork features and the site is now preserved under good pasture.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 1928 9585
Map Sheet:TM19NE
Parish:THARSTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1897-98. Finds of skeletons and skulls, pottery (S2) and metalwork called Roman but probably the site of a chapel.
1923. Roman amphorae found (S3 and S4).
1947. Medieval sherds found.

December 1997. Earthwork survey at 1:1000 and report combined with site NHER 9977.
See details and photographs in file.
E. Rose (NLA) December 1997

October 2004. Visit.
Field under good pasture, topped twice yearly or grazed by cattle/sheep. Did not make close inspection at request of owner due to highland cattle on site.
H. Paterson (A&E) 17 December 2004.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Undated)
  • FORTIFICATION (Undated)
  • HEARTH (Undated)
  • PARISH BOUNDARY (Undated)
  • PIT (Undated)
  • TRACKWAY (Undated)
  • INHUMATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • INHUMATION (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 126.
---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 206.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Tharston.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Tharston [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in Serial: Berney Ficklin, P. 1906. Skulls found at Tasburgh and a Sepulchral Urn found at Penthorpe. Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany. Second Series Pt 1 pp 79-82. pp 79-81.
<S2>Illustration: Unknown. 1997. Drawings of a Roman pottery base.. Card. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Unknown. 1997. Drawings of a Roman amphorae neck and rim.. Card. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Unknown. 1997. Drawings of a Roman amphorae base.. Card. 1:1.

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9977Related to: Medieval moated enclosure and building remains (Monument)

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