Record Details

NHER Number:24771
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval manor of Wilcocks

Summary

This is the probable site of the medieval manor of Wilcocks. A house is first recorded on the site in the mid 14th century, and 15th century accounts record the presence of a barn, a dovecote and other buildings. Field walking recovered prehistoric flints, including a concentration of prehistoric pot boilers, pottery dating from the Iron Age to the post medieval periods, post medieval clay pipes and lava querns of unknown date. Metal detecting in 2008 recovered a Romano-British brooch, Late Saxon stirrup mount, and medieval and undatable metal objects.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8994 1146
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1988.
Gridded field walking Fransham survey.
Contexts 1 to 32.
Pot boiler site.
Worked flints, Iron Age, medieval and post medieval sherds, clay pipes, lava quern.
See (S1).
A. Rogerson (NAU) August 1988

February - March 2008. Metal-detecting.
1 Roman brooch (Dolphin).
1 Late Saxon stirrup-strap mount.
1 medieval coin, 1 jetton, 1 limestone architectural fragment and 1 buckle plate.
1 undatable ring and 1 casting waste fragment.
Numismatic items identified by A. Marsden (NLA) and other objects by S. Ashley (NLA). See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 April 2008.
Updated by J. Page (HES), 26 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BARN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOVECOTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CASTING WASTE (Unknown date)
  • POT (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STIRRUP (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • JETTON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CLAY PIPE (SMOKING) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. L6. AJGR.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Fransham Field Walking Boxfile.

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