Monument record HTC 026 - The Hobbets (site of)

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Summary

The Hobbets: remains of small moated enclosure, including several joining pieces of grimston type ware face jug

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9830 5260 (144m by 127m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL95SE
Civil Parish HITCHAM, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

The Hobbets: remains of small moated enclosures. The Tithe Map of 1839 shows a small irregular moated enclosure containing a house, this had an entrance causeway on the E side; to the N of this were the remains (principally the N & E sides) of a slightly larger moated enclosure, then used as an orchard. To the E of these was a barn and several ponds. Most of the site has now disappeared under a recently constructed large pond with embanked sides. Parts of the eastern and southern sides of the site still survive under scrub vegetation and trees. Referred to as Hobbyes tenement in the C17. It does not appear to have been a copyhold tenement of the manor of Hitcham and may have been freehold (S1). July 2010: evaluated by Mel Birch - Pottery etc found, details to follow.

Several joining pieces of the upper part of a glazed Grimston-type ware face jug, 13th or 14th century (S2). Included in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History annual round up of individual finds and discoveries for 2012 (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): Martin, E.A.. Martin E, 1990.
  • <S2> Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. SF-DB6480.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Martin, E.A. & Plouviez, J.. 2013. Archaeology in Suffolk 2012. XXXXIII (1).

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 25 2016 4:00PM

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