Record Details

NHER Number:32947
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable medieval building

Summary

Fieldwalking and survey have found evidence for a medieval building on this site. Complete medieval bricks have been recovered during fieldwalking and the farmer reports the plough often getting caught on hard objects. An outline of a building is visible as parchmarks during hot weather. Fieldwalking has also recovered medieval roof tiles, medieval Flemish floor tiles, post medieval clay pipe fragments and post medieval glass fragments.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 119 381
Map Sheet:TG13NW
Parish:BACONSTHORPE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Field west of castle.
Many years before 1997. Parch marks resembling buildings appear in the field during dry weather.
During ploughing an obstruction caused the tractor to come to a halt.
It was proposed to be excavated but marker pegs were removed.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 September 1997.

January-February 2000. Fieldwalking.
One brick, almost complete. Mould made sanded surfaces. 145 by 59 by 34mm. Late medieval/early post medieval.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA)
K. Hinds (NLA), 27 March 2000.

March-April 2000. Fieldwalking.
Late medieval/early post medieval Flemish glazed floor tile.
Late medieval/early post medieval Non glazed roof tile.
Fifteen early post medieval/post medieval fragments of tile/pottery/clay pipe.
Two post medieval fragments 17th/18th century glass.
See list in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 8 June 2000.

May-June 2000. Fieldwalking.
Small ?flooring brick, minimum 125mm by 65mm by 33mm, hard yellowish fabric, possibly Flemish. Post medieval.
K. Hinds (NLA),13 July 2000.

22 September 2001.
Patch of roofing tiles on surface of ploughed field.
See description and photograph (S1) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 January 2002.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • BUILDING (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PLATTER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: NLA. 2001. Finds Photograph. Polaroid.

Related records - none

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