Record Details

NHER Number:31536
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval earthworks and possible prehistoric burnt mound


Possible medieval earthworks and a possible prehistoric burnt mound have been recorded in this area. The earthworks may be part of the moated site (NHER 11388) located to north. The presence of prehistoric burnt flints may indicate the site of a prehistoric burnt mound. Fieldwalking during 1994-2001 has recovered a prehistoric flint flake, medieval and post medieval pottery sherds and numerous fragments of undated lava quern.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0033 3867
Map Sheet:TG03NW

Full description

1994/1995. Fieldwalking and surveying of ploughed earthworks. Lower Farm Meadow.
Earthworks may be part of moat NHER 11388 to north.
Medieval and post medieval sherds.
Lava quern.
Pot boiler site.
See lists and plans (S1 and S2) in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 21 September 1995.

Spring 1998.
Six additional laval quern fragments from one previously walked square.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 December 1998.

9 October 1999. Field observation.
To west of stream in square where lava is found.
Thin tertiary flint flake, unmodified.
Identified by P. A. Robins (NCM).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 13 July 2000.

1998 to 1999. Surface find.
Survey square B1. Twenty-eight fragments of lava querns, of varying thickness, some with a tooled face.
A. Rogerson (NCM), 11 July 2000.

2000 to 2001. Fieldwalking.
Grid square B1. Nine fragments of lava quern, none with surviving edges, including one 33mm thick, one 40mm, one minimum 52mm and one minimum 60mm. One other larger piece (broken and stuck together) found in a heap of stones after potato picking, more likely to be from square A2 or B2, 50mm thick, diameter. Approximately 500mm and probably an upper stone.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 22 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • WELL (Unknown date)
  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • QUERN (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Illustration: Hotblack, T.E.. 1995. Lower Farm Meadow, Field Dalling.

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