Element record L819 - Pond Bay and other earthworks, Normanton on the Wolds and Plumtree


POND BAY (Medieval to Post Medieval); MOUND (Medieval to Post Medieval); BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to Post Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 62443 32984 (177m by 179m)
Map sheet SK63SW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Normanton on the Wolds, Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Plumtree, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

There are large earthworks in the stream valley NE of Manor House, Normanton (have been thought to be Warby). A mound on the S side of the stream (burh or fort ?) In the field SW of this mound are a number of low banks sectioned by Houldsworth in 1954. (1)
The earthworks consist of a pond bay (extending across a stream valley, well constucted and of sharp profile, shrub covered) and adjacent field banks of an unknown period of construction but probably P Med. The mound etc consist of a natural tump created by a stream diversion, and similar field banks. No feature associable with a former settlement was noted. (2)
See L5428 for find, L5427 for Warborough, L7654 and L7655 for hollows, L7656 for field system

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, 2/30 (neg F14/5), SMR

<1> Houldsworth HO, Hon Corr (Personal comment). SNT789.

<2> Colquhoun FD, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT575.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Personal comment: Houldsworth HO. Hon Corr.
  • <2> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1960. Pers Comm.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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