Record Details

NHER Number:3761
Type of record:Monument
Name:Deserted medieval settlement


Medieval settlement earthworks survive at this site. They include rectangular enclosures (possibly tofts) and a hollow way. Fieldwalking and metal detecting at the site has led to the discovery of medieval pottery sherds, a medieval or post medieval lead token, a post medieval hooked tag and a post medieval buckle.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 74 15
Map Sheet:TF71NW

Full description

1965. Probable site of old village earthworks visible.
W. Milligan (NCM).

1989. Aerial photography.
D. Edwards (NLA).

October 1992. Visit.
Suggests a hollow way and more extensive earthworks than shown on map. However, the photographs suggest to E. Rose (NLA) simply drainage patterns.
See comment under NHER 12154.
Site report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 October 1992.

July 1994. Fieldwalking find, central to area.
Sherd of unglazed red/grey ware, sagging base.
Identified by D. Gurney (NLA).
B. Cushion (NLA), 14 July 1994.

1995. Sub rectangular enclosures have been sketch plotted onto 1:2500 Ordnance Survey map (S2) from Ordnance Survey air photographs.
Some ground verification of form. Banked enclosure south of church has irregularities with no discernible pattern, but is a potential settlement area. Enclosure west of cottages to south looks like earlier toft. Drainage features in fields to north and south have been added to plan (S2) in file.
B. Cushion (NLA), January 1995.

January to July 2000. Metal detecting.
Medieval/early post medieval lead ?token.
Early post medieval - one hooked tag and one buckle frame.
See further description in file.
K. Hinds (NLA), 29 August 2000.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7415 B-C; OS 76 020 130.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 71 NW 38.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Walton, East.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Paterson, H.. 1992. Site visit notes.
<S2>*Overlay: Cushion, B.. Enclosures transposed from O.S. air photography.

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