|Type of record:||Monument|
This is the site of a large moated house called Reed Hall in 1724. Foundations have been found here and 15th to 16th century pottery, animal bones and a medieval quern stone have also been recovered. Metal detecting on the site has found a lead ampulla, probably from the shrine at Walsingham. The earthworks of the house have been seen on aerial photographs.
|Grid Reference:||TF 7200 2403|
|Parish:||CONGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
1964. Site of large house?
Foundations found. (On NCM map this is called 'Moated', but word is crossed out on card).
15th - 16th century sherds, stone mortar, Mayan lava, animal bones. Referred to as Reed Hall in 1734.
Material not checked.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).
1968-9. Stray Find, Spring Field.
Various objects found by , at least some of which are how held by the King's Lynn Museum:
1 Mesolithic flint core (KILLM : 1968.88).
1 undatable late prehistoric (or possibly later?) pottery sherd (handmade, wavy rim).
1 boar's tusk (KILLM : 1968.88.2).
It is suggested on (S3) that a spindle whorl was also recovered at this site. This is probably a ?medieval stone spindle whorl held by the KLM (KILLM : 1969.108). The museum's records suggest this was found in another field (Church Hill).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 December 2013.
Medieval lead ampulla, one side has cockle shell, other a lily pot above R for founder Richelde. See drawing (S1). Probably Walsingham - cf (S2).
Identified by S. Margeson (NCM), 29 July 1980. Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 29 July 1980.
Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 June 2018.
5 August 1979. NAU Air Photography.
Earthworks. Miscellaneous earthworks.
D. A. Edwards (NAU), 19 March 1981.
Moated site of Reed Hall see above.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 June 1981.
- FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
- FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Saxon - 4000 BC to 1065 AD?)
- FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
- ANIMAL REMAINS (Unknown date)
- POT (Unknown date)
- BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
- POT (Early Neolithic to Late Saxon - 4000 BC to 1065 AD?)
- AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- MORTAR (VESSEL) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- PILGRIM BADGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TF 7123 S-T. |
|---||Serial: 1968. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1968. No 15. p 5. |
|---||Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SW 28. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Congham. |
|<S1>||Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1975. Drawing of a medieval lead ampulla. Paper. 1:1. |
|<S2>||Publication: Spencer, B. 1980. Medieval Pilgrim Badges in Norfolk. No 39. |
|<S3>||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
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