Record Details

NHER Number:28258
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval shrunken village


Analysis of aerial photographs of this site reveals cropmarks of a possible village. Fieldwalking here has collected Late Saxon and medieval pottery fragments and metal detectorists have found two Roman brooches, a medieval coin, medieval buckle and medieval belt fitting. It is possible that Castle Rising village once spread this far but has since shrunk.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 66 24
Map Sheet:TF62SE

Full description

26 June 1989. NAU air photography.
Cropmarks - former village settlement?
D. Edwards (NAU)

1990. Fieldwalking.
On field north of link road.
30 x 30m spread of Thetford type and/or Grimston Thetford wares.
E. Rose (NLA), 15 July 1991.

January/February 1996. Metal detecting.
Roman brooches.
Medieval coin, buckle, belt fitting.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 28 March 1996.

January 2001. Metal detecting.
Roman coin.
Late medieval jetton.
Medieval cauldron foot.
Post medieval bifurcated drop ?draw handle.
Undated copper alloy ring.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2nd March 2001.

Monument Types

  • SHRUNKEN VILLAGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 6624 ACH-ACJ.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

Related records - none

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