Record Details

NHER Number:24429
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of medieval manor on plot between Springfield and Cantref


This is the possible site of the medieval manor of Breckles, mentioned in the late 16th century. Medieval and post medieval pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7203 2230
Map Sheet:TF72SW

Full description

Building plot west of Gayton Road, south of area of Bell Saxon cemetery.
Site visited after excavation of footings.
Topsoil about 40cm deep in north part over chalk, about 50cm in southern over sand.
No significant features noted.
Finds: one medieval unglazed sherd, one Late medieval/early post medieval.
A. Rogerson (NAU) 12 April 1988

Despite this lack of finds, the site is suggested in (S1) as the site of Breckles Manor in 1590, perhaps having moved from site NHER 3603.
E. Rose (NLA) 19 July 1994.

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Leah, M. et al.. 1994. The Late Saxon and Medieval Pottery Industry of Grimston, Norfolk: Excavations 1962 to 92.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 64. p 111; Fig 75.

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