Record Details

NHER Number:32981
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval toft

Summary

A hedged enclosure with one edge meeting the common can be seen on RAF aerial photographs taken in the 1940s of this site. The hedged enclosure is now mostly removed but a probable medieval house platform and a possible ditch or moat around it (visible as a depression) can still be seen. Medieval and post medieval pottery have been found here.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 277 896
Map Sheet:TM28NE
Parish:DENTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1946 RAF air photograph. Great Green.
Shows hedged enclosure with northern boundary, a common edge, in grassland.

1997. Visit.
Confirmed mostly arable, but a strip of trees along northern edge, other boundaries taken out. Slight depressions along eastern, western and southern limits of enclosure, with a marked platform central to it.
B. Cushion (OS).
Medieval unglazed: three bowl rims, one jar rim, one base, ten body sherds.
Medieval glazed: one body sherd, one thumbed base - large sherd.
Late medieval/transitional: one body sherd.
Glazed red earthenware: two body sherds.
Pottery identified by A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 September 1997.

(S1) shows a house on this site, but not (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 20 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VILLAGE GREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: 1840. Denton Tithe Map.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.

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