Record Details

NHER Number:3230
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable medieval earthworks southeast of Dairy Farm

Summary

Slight linear earthworks are visible on aerial photographs. The earthworks have been interpreted as a possible medieval field system or an area of deserted settlement. The brick foundations of buildings of unknown date have been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 040 313
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:MELTON CONSTABLE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Earthworks revealed on (S1) at 0400 3139.

At 0401 3131 (3230/context 1) brick foundations of buildings.
See (S2).

June 1977.
(S3) show lines continuing as crop and soil marks to south and east, emerging on far side of wood where one appears as white soil mark between two dark lines, another is still in use as ditch though not marked on Ordnance Survey. Medieval field system or deserted medieval village pattern.
Faint possible ring ditch in southwest corner, but doubtful as in a farmyard.
E. Rose (NAU).

May 2001. Site visit.
Site partly ploughed - 10 inches, partly set-aside, this cut when necessary.
Slight earthworks noted, not forming any regular pattern.
H. Patterson (A & E), 21 May 2001.

Monument Types

  • BUILDING (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Melton Constable.
<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP ACN81.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Aerial Photograph: Unit TG 0431A-C, F-G, TG 0331A-B..

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