Record Details

NHER Number:23743
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a curvilinear enclosure of possible prehistoric date

Summary

A cropmark of an incomplete curvilinear enclosure or hengiform monument of possible Neolithic to Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs. Rectangular enclosure and linear ditch cropmarks previously recorded at this site are now recorded separately as NHER 49513.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3257 0103
Map Sheet:TG30SW
Parish:THURTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

24 June 1976. Cambridge University Committee Aerial Photography. Positive cropmarks.
Segment of extremely large ring ditch (too large to be a funerary monument (?)) cut by main road, plus adjacent rectilinear features composing possible field system.
(S1).
D. Edwards (NAU), 9 June 1987.

S. Massey (NLA) states that this could easily be a hengiform monument.
E. Rose (NLA), 31 January 2007.

June 2007. Norfolk NMP
A cropmark of an incomplete curvilinear enclosure or hengiform monument is visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). Rectangular enclosure and linear ditch cropmarks previously recorded at this site are now recorded separately as NHER 49513. The central grid reference for this cropmark has been amended to TG 3254 0118. A curving ditch cropmark appears to form part of a large curvilinear enclosure. It has visible dimensions of 95m by at least 34m but is cut by the line of Norwich Road. A possible internal sub-division is present on its western side. Norwich Road is shown in its present alignment on Faden’s 1797 county map (S4), suggesting that the cropmark relates to a feature of 18th century or earlier date. It is possible that it relates to a curvilinear enclosure of prehistoric date or a hengiform monument of Neolithic date. Its relationship to the field boundary cropmarks (NHER 49513) which it overlaps is unknown.
J. Albone (NMP), 11 June 2007

Monument Types

  • CURVILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • CURVILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • HENGIFORM MONUMENT? (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1976. NHER TG 3201A (CUCAP BYA68) 24-JUN-1976.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1976. CUCAP (BXT63) 21-JUN-1976.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1976. CUCAP (BYA67) 24-JUN-1976.
<S4>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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