Record Details

NHER Number:18530
Type of record:Cropmark and Earthwork
Name:Undated artificial mound


A very large artificial ditched mound, possibly flat topped with steep sides can be seen at this spot. This may be a barrow, small motte or potentially a spoil heap from surrounding small pits.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 200 287
Map Sheet:TG22NW

Full description

1982. In The Rookery, north-west of Abbot's Hall.
Very large artificial ditched mound, possibly flat topped, steep sided. Suggested as barrow, small motte, or what? -
E. Rose (NAU), 16 November 1982.

1983. Earthwork Survey.
Survey by NARG (included as part of Abbots Hall complex).
See report (S1) for plan and further details.
E. Rose (NAU), 24 October 1984.

October 1984.
This is in fact simply a spoilheap from nearby pits, the pits being the ditch.
Information from J. Wymer (NAU).

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOTTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Dollin, B. 1983. Aylsham. Abbot's Hall Farm. NARG Earthwork Survey Report.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2023 Norfolk Historic Environment Service