Record Details

NHER Number:29756
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval or post medieval retangular earthwork

Summary

A rectangular earthwork is visible on aerial photographs. The feature has been interpreted as a possible medieval moat and house platform, or medieval to post medieval retting pond or sheep dip.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8310 9825
Map Sheet:TL89NW
Parish:HILBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

19 February 1988. NAU air photography.
2 possible moats, one very small, no more than a house platform, could be drainage.
M. Flitcroft (NLA) May 1993.

Marked as 'Little Meadow' on (S1). No moat shown.
Copy in file for NHER 5044.

Rectangular earthwork noted on 1946 air photographs.
Initially considered to be a moated site, although (S1) shows this to be a 'wash pit'. A number of other examples have been noted in Breckland and the name is a common one on tithe maps. Presumably these were features for either hemp retting or sheep washing.
K. Sussams (SAU) 6 December 1995.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RETTING POND (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SHEEP DIP (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 8398 A-C.
<S1>Map: 1842. Bodney Tithe Map.

Related records - none

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