Record Details

NHER Number:25435
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of medieval enclosure and medieval finds


A large enclosure, probably of medieval date, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The enclosure may be the remains of a medieval moat. Medieval pottery, oyster shells and post medieval clay pipe were found during the construction of a new gas pipeline.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9544 1319
Map Sheet:TF91SE

Full description

March 1946. RAF air photography.
Shows sub-circular feature as probable slight earthwork in what appears to be re-seeded grass.
B. Cushion (NLA), 27 August 1998.

July to August 1989. Observation of gas pipe line from Bushy Common to Saham Grove.
Section 3.
Large pits seen in section below much medieval pottery.
Finds (medieval sherds, oyster shells and clay pipe stem) listed in (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 31 August 1989.

10 July 1992. NLA air photography.
Revealed a large subrectangular or subcircular enclosure consisting of two dark lines separated by a light band (?infilled moat?) on the site where the pits and concentrations of medieval pottery were seen in the pipe trench.
M. Flitcroft, D. Edwards & E. Rose (NLA),18 April 1994.

Monument Types

  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). TF 9513A,B.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Illustration: Davies, J. A.. Unknown. Drawing of 3 sections to show where features 1 and 2 were locatated.. Film. 1:50.
<S1>Unpublished document: J. Davies (NCM). 1989. A watching brief on the construction and laying of a gas pipeline between the parishes of Gressenhall and Shipdham, July to August 1989..

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