Record Details

NHER Number:12594
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow

Summary

An area of well-preserved medieval ridge and furrow is visible as earthworks in the grounds of Talbot's Manor House. Late Saxon or medieval pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6820 0652
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

In grounds of Talbot Manor House.
Excellent ridge and furrow, preserved in botanical gardens. Trees 30 years old and less planted on ridges.
Information from source [1], 1978.

Visited 6 August 1980.
Confirmed; grid reference made more accurate. The ridges, prominent but spread, run north to south. A footpath still bisects the gardens following the old field boundary.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 August 1980

1990. From flower beds.
Late Saxon/Medieval sherds including Grimston/Thetford rim. Not seen.
E. Rose (NLA) 7 January 1991.

Monument Types

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

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