Record Details

NHER Number:5691
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of Caldecote deserted medieval village

Summary

Earthworks at this site may mark the site of Caldecote deserted medieval village.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 829 876
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Before afforestation this was the centre of Halfmoon Plantation.
(S1) and (S2) said this is the site of Caldecot deserted medieval village, and not Coldharbour Plantation on TL 78 NE (NHER 5653).

July 1977 .
A ride cuts through the forest, and in it are visible some slight banks, but not enough to form a decision.
E. Rose (NAU), 27 July 1977.

See NHER 42026 for another alternative location for Caldecote.
D. Gurney (NLA), 7 October 2005.

February 2018. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
Earthworks at this location have been recorded as part of the more extensive site NHER 62073. The pattern of the earthworks is irregular, complex and probably multi-phase. None looks characteristic of settlement, but the possibility that some relate to the former village of Caldecote cannot be ruled out. See NHER 62073 and associated mapping for further details, including sources.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 4th February 2018.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT? (Undated)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Lynford.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MSS.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1920. A Romano-British Site at Santon. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt II (for 1919-20) pp 206-208. p 208.

Related records

62073Part of: Irregular spread of boundary banks, ditches, and trackways, of probable medieval to post medieval date (Monument)

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