Record Details

NHER Number:24370
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated mound or possible medieval saltern


An undated mound survives as an earthwork at this location. It is probably a mound from a salt works and could be medieval in date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 4383 9907
Map Sheet:TM49NW

Full description

February 1988. East of Willow Farm, on south of public footpath.
Mound, about 1-1.5m high, under pasture. Occupying all of field, irregular shape with old gullies cut into side, resembling a stranded starfish.
Reported by friend of [1] who stated that in 1939 it was to be excavated due to a belief that it was a burial mound, but war intervened. From position on edge of marshes and similarity to mounds at Halvergate Marshes, probable that this is a saltern mound.
E. Rose (NAU), 14 March 1988.

March 1995. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000.
See report (S1) further details and copy of plan (S2). This survey is also noted in (S3).
B. Cushion (NLA), March 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 23 March 2015.

October 2000.
Grazed by sheep. Good grass cover, a few thistle patches. Minimal poaching near gate.
H. Paterson (A&E), 9 January 2003.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • SALT WORKS (Unknown date)
  • MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SALT WORKS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: ELD 22-25.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1995. Haddiscoe SMR24370. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Illustration: 1995. Plan of earthworks at Haddiscoe SMR 24370.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 397-412. p 401.

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