Record Details

NHER Number:12594
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow


An area of well-preserved medieval ridge and furrow is visible as earthworks in the grounds of Talbot's Manor House. Late Saxon or medieval pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6820 0652
Map Sheet:TF60NE

Full description

In grounds of Talbot Manor House.
Excellent ridge and furrow, preserved in botanical gardens. Trees 30 years old and less planted on ridges.
Information from source [1], 1978.

Visited 6 August 1980.
Confirmed; grid reference made more accurate. The ridges, prominent but spread, run north to south. A footpath still bisects the gardens following the old field boundary.
E. Rose (NAU) 6 August 1980

1990. From flower beds.
Late Saxon/Medieval sherds including Grimston/Thetford rim. Not seen.
E. Rose (NLA) 7 January 1991.

Monument Types

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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

Related records - none

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