Record Details

NHER Number:13077
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of rectilinear enclosures and Bronze Age ring ditch


Aerial photographs taken in 1976 and 2011 show the cropmarks of rectilinear enclosures, originally interpreted as a possible Roman marching camp. Photography in 1998 recorded a small ring ditch near to the rectangular enclosures, and this could possibly be Bronze Age in date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 199 366
Map Sheet:TG13NE

Full description

1 July 1976. NAU aerial photography.
Cropmarks including a linear feature turning through a playing card corner and two parallel lines.
Interpreted as Roman marching camp and track.
D. Edwards (NAU) 17 January 1978.

5 July 1973. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs.
Confirms interpretation as series of overlying enclosures.
D. Edwards (NAU) 24 April 1989.

28 June 1996. NLA air photography.
In addition to the overlapping rectangular enclosures, there appears to be a small ring ditch, located at TG 1993 3659.
S. Massey (NLA) 9 October 2001.

31 December 2007. Vertical Aerial Photograph.
Faint cropmarks can be seen on Google Earth, that may represent the perimeter of the Roman Marching Camp.
See (S1) for further details
D. Lefeuvre (HES), 11 April 2011.

March 2015
Google Earth imagery from 2011 (S2) clearly shows the cropmarks of rectilinear enclosures orientated SW-NE with interior divisions, possibly field boundaries or farmstead enclosures. The cropmarks do not seem to show a Roman marching camp as previously recorded. Mapping amended to include enclosures to the north of the modern field boundary.
K. Powell (HES), 3 March 2015

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • TEMPORARY CAMP (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 1936A-B, TG 1936C-E = CUCAP BOC 18-20.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1936H - K.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Infoterra and Bluesky Ltd. 2006. Infoterra Ltd and Bluesky 31-DEC-2007 (Google Earth TG198736610)..
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Infoterra and Bluesky Ltd. 2011. Infoterra Ltd, Bluesky and Google 25-MAY-2011 (Google Earth TG 1993 3669).

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