Record Details

NHER Number:2966
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of deserted medieval settlement of Flockthorpe


This is the possible site of the deserted medieval settlement of Flockthorpe. The earthworks on the site have now been destroyed. A glass bottle and an enamelled copper alloy lid have been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 043 039
Map Sheet:TG00SW

Full description

'MED' on map.
Ordnance Survey suggest as site of Flockthorpe.
See (S1).
R.R. Clarke (NCM)

Earthworks destroyed.
Enamelled copper alloy lid. Possibly (S2).
Top of glass bottle.
P. Wade-Martins (NAU).

March 2012. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks associated with installation of new pumping station and associated pipelines as part of the Anglian Water Hardingham S101a Scheme.
Unfortunately the bulk of the groundworks at this location were undertaken without archaeological supervision. These included the stripping of a relatively large area in the north-east corner of the site (Trench E), which had already been largely covered by Terram and hardcore by the time the watching brief commenced. A directional drill pit (Trench C) had also been excavated, revealing a deposit beneath the topsoil that was either a subsoil layer or, perhaps more likely, the fill of some form of feature. No further investigation of this trench was possible. The only work that was actively monitored was the excavation of a second directional drill pit (Trench D). This revealed nothing of interest, with topsoil lying directly above a natural chalky clay (suggesting that lower deposit exposed in Trench C had indeed been the fill of a feature.)
No finds were recovered.
See report (S3) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 20 February 2022.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EARTHWORK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BOTTLE (Undated)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 00 SW M.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Hardingham.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Hardingham.
<S1>Article in Serial: Allison, K. J. 1955. The Lost Villages of Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXI Pt I pp 116-162. p 161.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. Rubbing of object found at Hardingham Earthworks. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Hickling, S. 2012. Archaeological Watching Brief at Hardingham S101a Sewerage Scheme, Norfolk. NPS Archaeology. 2422.

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