Record Details

NHER Number:30996
Type of record:Monument
Name:Deserted medieval and post-medieval settlement


Medieval and post-medieval settlement earthworks survive at this site. They include rectangular enclosures (possibly tofts), building platforms, ponds, a possible manor house site and field boundaries. Late Saxon stirrup strap fittings, medieval pottery sherds, medieval/post-medieval brick, a post medieval harness fitting and a piece of architectural limestone have been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7390 1671
Map Sheet:TF71NW

Full description

January 1995. Earthwork Survey.
A series of ditched and banked sub rectangular enclosures with ponds and possible platforms, bounded by probable enclosure period field boundaries.
Some obvious drainage features. The whole adjacent to natural irregularities of Walton Common.
1) Grid reference [1]. West side of drain, largish sherd of non Grimston jug base, slightly micaceous fabric, glazed.
2) Grid reference [2]. Unglazed Grimston body sherd.
3) Grid reference [3]. Unglazed medieval body sherd.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA). Sherds donated to Norwich Castle Museum.
Limestone: spoil from ditch cleaning [4]. See sketch in file.
Medieval and post medieval brick, plus post medieval refuse also from ditch cleaning in vicinity.
See report (S1) for plan and further details. This site was included in (S4) and the survey is also noted in (S5) and (S6).
B. Cushion (NLA), January 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2015.

January to July 2000. Metal detecting.
Two very similar Late Saxon stirrup strap mounts.
Post medieval armoural horse harness boss.
See further description in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 29 August 2000.

December 2000. Scheduled
Northern part of area NHER 30996, with NHER 12154 the southern part.
Information from (S2) and (S7).
D. Gurney (NLA), 28 December 2000.

November 2005.
Site of possible manor house located in eastern half of site, with possible garden features. To the west of the possible garden area is a series of low platforms and ridges which are considered to mark the sites of buildings. To the west of this land that was probably orginally part of the common.
On the tithe map (S3) a field at the eastern end of the site, containing the probable remains of the manor house, is named as Waltons. Towards the end of the 14th century one of the manors of East Walton, known as Stranges after the Le Strange family who held it in the 13th century, was conveyed to William Walton of East Walton. It was sometimes referred to thereafter as Waltons Manor.
Information from (S2).
D. Robertson (NLA), 15 November 2005.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DRAIN (Unknown date)
  • POND (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GARDEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • YARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2002. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Network Archaeology. 179.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1995. East Walton SMR 30996. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF599.
<S3>Map: Drane, W.. 1840. East Walton Tithe Map.
<S4>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 31.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 400.
<S6>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 550.
<S7>Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF599.

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