Record Details

NHER Number:37077
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval pit and other features at Mill House

Summary

An evaluation and watching brief carried out by SAS in 2002 revealed a medieval pit associated with medieval pottery, and an area of medieval ploughsoil, which showed evidence of crops not being harvested and allowed to rot in the ground. Medieval and post medieval finds were recovered from the site.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 6824 3767
Map Sheet:TF63NE
Parish:HEACHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2002. Trial Trenching and Watching Brief.
Evaluation of site of new lake and subsequent monitoring of excavation of lake. Contexts 1 to 300 used.
Medieval pit with charcoal and pottery.
Undated gully.
Evidence of crops which had not been harvested and allowed to rot in ground, associated with medieval sherds.
Post-medieval pit.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
J. Allen (NLA), 17 September 2002. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 May 2015.

Monument Types

  • GULLY (Unknown date)
  • FIELD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PLANT MACRO REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Ferrante di Rulfano, L. 2002. Final Report for an Archaeological Evaluation and Watching Brief at The Mill House, Heacham, Norfolk. Soke Archaeological Services Ltd. SAS02/LFR/02.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2003. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2002. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt II pp 368-384. p 372.

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