|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Probable Saxon to medieval saltern mound and drainage ditch|
Earthworks of a probable Late Saxon to medieval saltern mound and an undated, possible medieval, drainage ditch are visible on aerial photographs. The ditch may have originated as a natural channel.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 46178 05223|
|Parish:||REEDHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK|
January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of a probable late Saxon to medieval saltern mound and an undated, possible medieval, drainage ditch are visible on aerial photographs (S1 and S2). These earthworks are centred on TG 4618 0523. A sub-oval mound measuring 50m by 34m is present in the northern part of this group of earthworks at TG 4617 0528. It is likely that this is a saltern mound of probably late Saxon to medieval date. It is flanked on its north and east sides by a curvilinear drainage ditch or channel, that extends for a further 130m to the south of the mound. This ditch may have originated as a natural channel and is probably also medieval in date.
J. Albone (NMP), 16 January 2006
- DITCH (Unknown date)
- MOUND (Unknown date)
- SALTERN (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2531 (F22) 26 14-NOV-1963 (NMR). |
|<S2>||Vertical Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1977. CUCAP RC8BY40 01-JUN-1977 (CUCAP). |
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