Record Details

NHER Number:27687
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks and cropmarks of a possible medieval toft or croft


Earthworks and cropmarks of a possible medieval toft or croft are visible on aerial photographs. A raised platform flanked by ditches was present as an earthwork in 1946. The ditches continued to the south as cropmarks. The earthworks had been ploughed by 1970.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 47847 12225
Map Sheet:TG41SE

Full description

September 2005. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks and cropmarks of a possible medieval toft or croft are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These remains are centred on TG 4784 1225. A roughly north to south aligned earthwork platform measuring 45m wide by 110m long was centred on TG 4785 1229. It had a straight southern side along a field boundary that was extant in 1946. Its northern end was rounded, respecting the alignment of the adjacent roads. The platform was flanked on either side by narrow ditches. These were present as earthworks alongside the platform in the pasture field. The ditches were also seen to continue as cropmarks for up to 127m in an arable field to the south. The proximity to Mautby church strongly suggests that this platform is likely to relate to a medieval toft or croft. The pasture field had been ploughed and the earthworks levelled, by 1970 (S2).
J. Albone (NMP), 28 September 2005

Monument Types

  • CROFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PLATFORM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 5030-1 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4712B / TG 4812A).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1970. OS/70351 168-9 20-SEP-1970.

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