Record Details

NHER Number:6515
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval buildings


Earthwork enclosures visible on the ground and from aerial photographs are probably platforms and ditches where medieval houses stood. Medieval to post medieval pottery fragments have been recovered from the area and flint and mortar foundations have been exposed by agriculture

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 053 351
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

1961. Earthworks on St Joseph's aerial photographs. Note on NCM map, with 'foundations' across road to east. Aerial photographs show number of earthwork rectangular enclosures. Tofts?
E. Rose (NAU), 3 November 1983.

The foundations mentioned were exposed during agricultural operations and were of flint and locally believed to be cottages. Covered in again. Information from [1] via B.Cushion (NLA), March 1993.
E. Rose (NLA), 31 March 1993.

Visited during NLA/Royal Commission for Historic Monuments Earthwork Survey.
West half of field has an approximate 40m near rectangular ditched enclosure with entrance to north and possible access to smaller enclosure to south. Ditches about 8m wide and 0.5m deep.
Enclosure to west has small fragment of flint masonry on surface, and both have a scatter of very abraded brick and tile fragments (post medieval).
Enclosures further east have toft like appearance, one with platform (three pottery sherds), and possible drainage ditches. Post medieval brick sluice structure (not working) at east end of stream. West enclosure shows on NRO C/Sca 2/53 1805 Enclosure Award Map as belonging to Rector of Stody.
A: Rectory enclosures.
Post medieval brick fragments, tile. Not retained.
Medieval; two unglazed sherds (one large with white inclusions).
Post medieval clay pipe fragment.
B: Toft further east.
Medieval; two unglazed sherds.
One Grimston Ware (glazed sherd).
Identified by A.Rogerson (NLA), March 1993.
See plan (S1).
B. Cushion (NLA), March 1993.

Earthworks under good grass, grazed by horses and geese.
H. Paterson (A&E), 3 February 2003.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • TOFT (Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0535 A-B,G-J; TG03 0535 (3186); 0535/B.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Stody.
<S1>Illustration: Cushion, B. 1993. Plan of earthworks at Stody SMR 6515. Film. 1:1250.

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