Record Details

NHER Number:31954
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval earthworks and multi period finds


Aerial photography in 1996 revealed the cropmarks of a possible sunken way and field boundaries. There was also evidence of medieval ridge and furrow cultivation. Metal detecting in 2001 recovered Roman coins and Roman and medieval pottery fragments.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 64 02
Map Sheet:TF60SW

Full description

1996. Aerial photography.
Grassland to east of Coldham Farm has a well defined headland bank with remnants of ridge and furrow to south, extending almost to an east-west hollow which is a former field boundary and possible hollow way.
Height difference of ridge and furrow is 0.3m maximum, 6+m width.
Sketch plotted from RAF and OS air photographs.
RAF photographs indicates possible series to west but indistinct.
Plot in file.
[1] indicates field names as Grass Coldhams.
See sketch plot (S1).
B.Cushion (NLA) July 1996.

January 2001. Metal detecting.
28 medieval sherds.
Found in arable north south strip along west margin of field.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 March 2001.

February 2001. Metal detecting.
3 Roman coins.
1 post medieval coin.
Roman brooch.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 March 2001.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Unknown date)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Unknown date)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RAF. RAF TF 60/TF 6402/C.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Cushion, B. 1996. Sketch plot of ridge and furrow at Coldham's Farm, Crimplesham. Film. 1:1250.

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