Record Details

NHER Number:33587
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow, settlement and hollow way

Summary

A small medieval settlement is recorded on this site in medieval documents. The site of the settlement is surrounded by the earthworks of medieval ridge and furrow, and a medieval or post medieval hollow way. A fragment of medieval pottery has been found on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9206 1428
Map Sheet:TF91SW
Parish:FRANSHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Late April 1998. Permanent but improved grass field.
East to west furrow visible. At west end slight headland back and then pronounced drop down to former common in G327 (NHER 28883). East end of field, to east of another headland is site of a medieval farm, the tenement Gibbes in existence by 1349. Wide hollow along south hedge marks continuation towards east of existing road (G330) to west.
Site visited by B. Cushion (NLA).
Rest of G321 to south and east of the tenement is former common, Hey Green.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 19 May 1998.

8 May 1998. NLA air photography.
Ridge an furrow (faint on photograph) in this field.
D. Edwards (NLA) 15 December 1998.

February 1999. Earthwork Survey.
Medieval sherd found at same time.
Field work No: G321.
See report (S1) for plan and further details. This survey is also noted in (S2).
B. Cushion (NLA) 24 February 1999. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 April 2015.

Monument Types

  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fransham Survey. G321. AJGR.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1998. [unknown]. TF 9214/A-B.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1999. Fransham SMR 33587, 33588, 33589 & 34247. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 527.

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