Record Details

NHER Number:33882
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval common edge settlement


A group of ditched enclosures abutting the southern edge of West Green can be seen on aerial photographs and have been surveyed. These enclosures represent medieval common edge settlement.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0425 1103
Map Sheet:TG01SW

Full description

January 1946. RAF air photograph.
Shows ditched, sub-rectangular enclosures to the south of a meandering ditch - indicative of tofts along common edge.

October 1998. Earthwork Survey.
Group of ditched enclosures abutting southern edge of West Green. These enclosures represent medieval common edge settlement.
Location of common edge confirmed by (S1) and (S2). Visit confirmed existence of features, with one possible platform near northwest corner of field.
See report (S3) for plan and further details. This site was included in (S4) and the survey is also noted in (S5).
B. Cushion (NLA), 10 October 1998. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VILLAGE GREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: 1803. Enclosure Award map of Mattishall.
<S2>Map: 1783. Early Mattishall Parish Map.
<S3>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1998. Mattishall SMR 33882. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S4>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 56.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1999. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1998. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt II pp 369-387. p 377.

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