Record Details

NHER Number:28190
Type of record:Monument
Name:The Fairstead, site of post medieval market


Site of post medieval market and modern fun fair. Cropmarks of ring ditches associated with the fun fair are visible on aerial photographs. Metal detecting has recovered over 200 post medieval coins probably dropped during the fair.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 38 26
Map Sheet:TG32NE

Full description

1989. Found with metal detector.
About 200 post medieval coins (not seen at NCM) reported.
Also Elizabeth I sixpence, 1582, identified by S. Margeson (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM), 6 November 1989.

August 2004. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of ring ditches are visible in this field on aerial photographs dating to June 1954 (S1). These have not been mapped as they are almost certainly related to a modern fun fair. A fun fair with circular stands of similar size is shown at the site on aerial photographs dating to June 1955 (S2).
J. Albone (NMP), 23 August 2004

Monument Types

  • MARKET (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FAIR (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • RING DITCH (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1954. NHER TG 3926T (CUCAP 0H59) 23-JUN-1954.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1955. RAF 82/1214 (F22) 0326-7 06-JUN-1955 (NMR).

Related records - none

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