Record Details

NHER Number:29583
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval tofts and hollow way


Medieval tofts and a hollow way are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and on the ground. Medieval pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0778 3552
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

Noted from RAF air photograph and visited during NLA/RCHM earthwork survey.
Approximately 100m of hollow way/terraced trackway extending northeast from garden, with the southeast boundary a likely headland feature about 9m wide and 0.4m deep.
Some mainly banked enclosures to the northwest, up to 0.5m high, with suggestion of platforms, up to 0.2m.
Probably 2 or 3 tofts.
8 medieval unglazed including fresh sherds.
1 Glazed Grimston.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) 12 March 1993.
See plan (S1).
B. Cushion (NLA) March 1993.

Additional finds on surface.
6 unglazed medieval sherds.
B. Cushion (NLA) March 1993.

December 2008. desk-based assessment.
Assessment of known archaeology within a 0.5km radius of a proposed development at the former pit and landfill site at Edgefield. The report concluded that the study area lies in an area rich in archaeology dating from the Neolithic to modern periods.
See (S1) for further details.
S. Howard (NLA), 15 December 2009.

Monument Types

  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 03 0734C (1180).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Cushion, B. 1993. Plan of earthworks at Edgefield SMR 29583. Film. 1:1000.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Appleby, G. 2008. An Archaeological desk-based assessment at Edgefield Hall, Edgefield, Norfolk. Cambridge Archaeological Unit. 875.

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