Record Details

NHER Number:14401
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to post medieval field or enclosure boundaries and possible hollow way

Summary

Medieval to post medieval field or enclosure boundaries, and a short length of possible hollow way, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The site forms just one element of more widespread evidence of Kimberley’s shifting pattern of settlement and enclosure in the medieval to post medieval period (NHER 54660).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0688 0423
Map Sheet:TG00SE
Parish:KIMBERLEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Hollow way revealed on air photographs (S1).
Remaining in pasture field to some depth, it stops abruptly at an east to west linear feature which may be part of a rectangular enclosure, but this is far from clear. In field to south it is only just visible by slight shadows at sunset. In field south of that it appears as soilmark, joining a lane.
Located by E. Rose (NAU) 11 January 1979.

October 2011. Norfolk NMP.
The medieval to post medieval hollow way described above, and related field or enclosure boundaries, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs (S2)-(S4), all centred at TG 0690 0420. The postulated hollow way is in fact only visible for a distance of some 75m, leading from the low-lying field boundary to its south towards Green Farm to its north. Contrary to the description given above, there is no clear evidence of it continuing southwards, although after a gap of approximately 80m its line is picked up by one of the earthwork field boundaries. It was perhaps only ever a farm track, created on a slope that the surrounding drainage ditches (not mapped by NMP) indicate was fairly wet.
Both the hollow way and the field or enclosure boundaries to its south form part of more widespread evidence of Kimberley’s shifting pattern of settlement and enclosure in the medieval to post medieval period (NHER 54660). In particular, the field boundaries seem to be part of the same pattern of enclosure as those recorded immediately to the south (NHER 12723).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 11 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: TG0604B,D, TG0704A (DoE).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 3G/TUD/UK/52 5245-6 31-JAN-1946 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2136-7 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 0604B-D (NLA 39/AHF14-16) 01-JUN-1977.

Related records

54660Part of: Medieval and post medieval settlement, field systems, trackways and finds (Monument)
12723Related to: Medieval to post medieval settlement and enclosures (Monument)

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