Record Details

NHER Number:12160
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval or post medieval settlement

Summary

A linear depression perhaps a medieval or post medieval road line and ditched enclosures may represent a small area of medieval or post medieval settlement. Remnants of ridge and furrow cultivation can also be seen.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 958 240
Map Sheet:TF92SE
Parish:GATELEY, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1976.
Noted on Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography list of air photographs.
'Earthworks'. Later confirmed from copy sent to NAU; old enclosures or field underlying and askew to present field system.
E. Rose (NAU), 25 October 1982.

1984.
Surrveyed and area extended by A. Gregory (NAU) and C. Barringer.
Hollow way with rectangular enclosures off, suggested as medieval or post medieval farmstead. Also possible ridge and furrow.
See (S1)
E. Rose (NAU), 19 December 1984.

Scheduled 1986, not including extensions to east and southwest of central field.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 12 February 1986.

Area of site doubled in size from 1992 aerial photography. The apparent ridge and furrow previously mentioned can now be seen to cover all of the field to the west as well as the scheduled area. But is it the result of steam ploughing? It has no S bends. To west of hall an earthwork enclosure now visible.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 October 1992.

1996. Earthwork survey at 1:1000 and report in file.
Some doubt indicated on earlier interpretations.
See (S3).
B. Cushion (NLA) February 1996.

Monument Types

  • FARMSTEAD (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP AMV 35 = NAU TF9524 C; TF9523 K-M; TF9524 E-K,M-W; TF9623 H.
---Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A.. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 104. p 35.
---Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 551.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Map: Gregory, T. and Barringer, C.. 1984. Plan. 12160 GAT. Earthworks..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Report.
<S3>Unpublished document: Cushion, B. (NLA). Earthwork Survey.

Related records - none

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