Record Details

NHER Number:21127
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Early Saxon sunken buildings

Summary

Aerial photographs from 1980 record the 'splodge marks' of oblong/subsquare shape which may indicate the sites of Early Saxon sunken feature buildings or grubenhauser.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 24 13
Map Sheet:TG21SW
Parish:SPROWSTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

9 June 1980. NLA aerial photography. 100ft (30m) AMSL.
'Splodge marks' of oblong/subsquare shape which may indicate sites of Early Saxon sunken feature buildings or grubenhauser (?)
D. Edwards (NAU), 28 1 January 1985

April 2010. Norfolk NMP.
Positive cropmarks are visible on aerial photographs (S1-2) centred on TG 2426 1326, however it seems more likely that they relate to geological marks or quarrying activity and have therefore not been mapped.
E. Bales (NMP), April 2010.

Monument Types

  • GRUBENHAUS? (Early Saxon - 411 AD? to 650 AD?)
  • SETTLEMENT? (Early Saxon - 411 AD? to 650 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/2050 5144-5 06-MAY-1947 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Derek A. Edwards. 1980. NHER TG 2413A (NLA 82/ANT9) 09-JUN-1980.

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