Record Details

NHER Number:11718
Type of record:Monument
Name:Rooks Wood Way

Summary

The cropmarks of Rooks Wood Way, a medieval to post medieval trackway are visible on aerial photographs. The road is marked on a map of 1600 and was formerly Rokeswode Way.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9625 4164
Map Sheet:TF94SE
Parish:STIFFKEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1975.
Two parallel lines running from near ring ditch (11326) to edge of photograph - perhaps continued.
Checked by E. Rose (NAU), 20 October 1976.

Map of 1600 belonging to [1] shows this to be part of Rooks Wood Way, formerly Rokeswode Way from owners of Hale's Manor House.
E. Rose (NLA), 25 August 1977.

October 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of ‘Rooks Wood Way’ a medieval to post medieval trackway are visible on aerial photographs from 1976 (S1) and 1992 (S2). The road is marked on a map of 1600 and was formerly ‘Rokeswode Way’, see comment above referring to [1]. The cropmarks of the trackway are visible running from TF 9609 4131 to TF 9634 4196. The width of trackway covers a total distance of 690m and varies from 8 to 13m. The original site has been extended to include the cropmarks of field boundaries that appear to be roughly contemporary with the trackway. The clearest of these runs from TF 9623 4151 to TF 9640 4154 and is parallel to field boundaries, now removed, visible on the 2nd edition map (25 inch, 1902-7) (S3). Two other shorter sections meet the trackway at TF 9626 4168 and TF 9625 4157.
S. Massey (NMP), 9 October 2002.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: SMR TF 9641A-D, P-R.
<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1976. NHER TF 9641E-F (NLA 29/AFJ/22-3) 06-JUL-1976.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1992. NHER TF 9641R (NLA 306/GKK/05) 29-JUN-1992.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902. OS 25” 2nd edition map (1902-7), sheets VIII. 8 & 12.

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