Record Details

NHER Number:22440
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to post medieval settlement


Earthworks of ditched enclosures can be seen on aerial photographs. Fieldwalking collected medieval pottery and animal bone fragments. A house can be seen in one of these enclosures on a map made in 1802. It is likely that this was an area of medieval to post medieval settlement along the edge of the former common.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8860 0771
Map Sheet:TF80NE

Full description

January 1946. RAF aerial photograph.
Shows ditched enclosures, corresponding to those still on recent Ordnance Survey maps and indicative of tofts or moat.

5 June 1973. Ordnance Survey air photgraphy.
D. Voisey (NLA), 8 August 1995.

Winter 1985 to 1986. Found on surface after ploughing.
Animal bone fragments and four large sherds of Grimston green glazed, quite fresh looking.
A. Gregory (NAU), 10 April 1986.

September 1998. Visit.
Noted land now arable, with considerable undulation showing many of the mapped features. Southeast enclosure at higher level than that to northwest. (S1) shows house in south corner of southeast enclosure. Probable medieval settlement on edge of former common.
B. Cushion (NLA), 28 September 1998.

Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 80/TF 8807/A.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 73-243-022.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Map: 1802. Holme Hale Enclosure Map.

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