Record Details

NHER Number:13496
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval park boundary, settlement and brick kiln


Earthwork banks and ditches on the western edge of this site may represent the boundary of the medieval deer park associated with Hales Hall (NHER 1053). Fieldwalking has revealed the site of a medieval settlement within the probable area of the park. The settlement may have been associated with the park but in the late medieval and early post medieval period the site was used for the manufacture of bricks. Prehistoric flints, Roman tiles, and medieval and post medieval pottery and bricks have been recovered from the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 363 963
Map Sheet:TM39NE

Full description

1977 to 1978. Context 1.
Medieval sherds found by [1].

1981 to 1982. Fieldwalking by Hales Survey (site 52), Context 2.
Medieval to post medieval sherds, Roman tile.
Site of brick kiln?
See list and plans in file.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU) May 1982.
E. Rose (NAU) 4 June 1982.

(S1) discusses this site in some depth. At the western edge of the site are two short stretches of earthwork banks with ditches on both sides. This boundary may be that of the medieval deer park that was associated with Hales Hall, see NHER 1053. The medieval pottery recovered from the site suggests that activity began here while the park was still in existence. In the late medieval and early post medieval period the site was clearly being used for brick-making, and the field is called 'Brick Kiln Field' on (S2). Activity on the site appears to have ceased by the 16th century.
See (S1) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 19 May 2006

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK KILN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DEER PARK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • NAIL (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Undated)
  • WHETSTONE (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • QUERN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Hales Survey. 52. Hales.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Monograph: Davison, A.. 1990. The Evolution of Settlement in Three Parishes in South-East Norfolk.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 49. p 35.
<S2>Map: 1841. Loddon Tithe Map.

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1053Related to: Site of Hales Hall (Monument)

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