Record Details

NHER Number:17695
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval tofts, enclosures and moat


Aerial photographs taken in 1977 showed the earthworks of a moat and other miscellaneous linear features here. Subsequent investigation of the area recorded the presence of medieval tofts and closes along with several medieval pottery sherds.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 980 012
Map Sheet:TF90SE

Full description

21 July 1977. NAU aerial photography.
Moat and other miscellaneous linear features.
D. Edwards (NAU) 11 March 1981.

Under rough pasture, grazed by horses.
H. Paterson (NLA) 17 June 1996.

1997. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000 and report in file, denoting a series of medieval tofts and closes with settlement into the 1950s, abutting a former common to the north. Site extended to south and west.
2 medieval pottery sherds recovered (1 medieval unglazed body sherd and 1 Glazed Grimston body sherd).
Finds identified by A. Rogerson (NLA).
See report (S1) for further details. This site was included in (S2) and the survey is also noted in (S3).
B. Cushion (NLA) September 1997. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 16 March 2015.

29 January 1998. NLA air photography.
Earthworks of tofts and hollows clearly visible.
S. Massey (NLA) 1 November 2001.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (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

---Aerial Photograph: TF9801 A,B,P-S.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1998. TF 9801T - W.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1997. Scoulton SMR17695. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 66.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1998. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1997. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 193-210. p 205.

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