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Monument Number 55410

Hob Uid: 55410
Location :
North Yorkshire
Grid Ref : SE4932074560
Summary : Excavation revealed foundations of a stone-built circular building, Roman tegula and pottery; Medieval potsherds. A possible moat was revealed by drainage work.
More information : A circular stone foundation discovered 1960 in a field SW of Thormanby village at SE 493746. Excavation showed it to be 21 ft external diameter and 14 ft internal diameter, consisting of facing stones and a rubble core. Part of the circle had been destroyed by ploughing (see plan). Four sherds were found, one fragment in the wall pitching "not unlike Roman pottery". The farmer had dug the centre of the foundations finding only bones which were thought to be human. Md potsherds and a portion of Ro tegula were found in the field. The date and significance of the structure is uncertain. On the lower ground towards the south, a "moat" at least 5 ft deep was exposed by drainage operations. It had a dark peaty filling in which two or three oak posts were set upright. (1)

There are now no visible remains of this foundation. The site, which was pointed out by the farmer, is at SE 49327456 and lies in a field which is now under barley. Approximately 50m to the south, in a low lying area, are vague undulations but no definite traces of a moat. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ryedale historian
Source details : (R H Hayes)
Page(s) : 40-2
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Vol(s) : 1, 1965
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHP 05-JUN-74
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Mr Swiers The Old House Thormanby
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Building
Evidence : Find, Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Moat, Building
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence, Find, Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Building
Object Type : TEGULA
Object Material :
Period : Medieval
Component Monument Type : Moat, Building
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 47 SE 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, THORMANBY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1960-01-01
End Date : 1960-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 47 SE 11
Start Date : 1974-06-05
End Date : 1974-06-05