Record Details

NHER Number:11848
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval building

Summary

Substantial post medieval brick and flint foundations for a building were found here during improvement of meadow land. After they were removed areas of dark soil, rubble and burning could still be seen. The pottery found here suggests the building was occupied between 1450 and 1550. Metal detecting recovered medieval and post medieval coins, a piece of medieval pottery and post medieval and undated metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 09 36
Map Sheet:TG03NE
Parish:HEMPSTEAD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Very substantial brick and flint foundations mechanically removed during improvement of meadow land. At least 60cm (2 feet) thick. No plan recovered. Remains of walls dumped in gravel pit at [1]. Bricks were post medieval, perhaps 18th century - none kept.
A. Rogerson (NAU) September 1976.

13 October 1977. Visit.
Drilled ploughsoil showed area approximately 75m east to west by 40m north to south with numerous soil changes, dark occupation areas of clay, rubble, burning, etc. Many sherds including stoneware suggest date of 1450 to 1550; a few earlier medieval coarse sherds. Much ironwork, especially horseshoes, of which two kept. Part of limestone mortar, base of copper alloy colander. Bricks in gravel pit are deep pink-red, moulded?, measuring 22.5cm x 10.5cm x 6cm, so perhaps 16th century. Landowner's finds are Context 1. A. Rogerson's (NAU) are Context 2.

The medieval fat skimmer is now held by the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2011.331).
A. Rogerson (NAU), October 1977. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 February 2014.

1998. Metal detecting.
One medieval and two post medieval coins.
Medieval sherd.
Post medieval and undatable metal finds.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 31 March 2003.

Monument Types

  • HEARTH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COLANDER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HORSESHOE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MIRROR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MORTAR (VESSEL) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRICK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HORSESHOE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MORTAR (VESSEL) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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