Record Details

NHER Number:24725
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval canal

Summary

A broad low band of silt here runs from the bank of the Great Ouse to within a few hundred metres of southern tip of island of Southery. This is probably the route of an old medieval canal.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6072 9431
Map Sheet:TL69SW
Parish:SOUTHERY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Broad low band of silt running from bank of Great Ouse to within a few hundred metres of southern tip of island of Southery. In its central section it appears to be about 18-19m wide x 0.4m high. A recently cleaned dyke at 61009432 suggests feature might be quite shallow 1-1.2m and filled with silt and patches of shells. (Treat this comment about depth with caution!).
At west extremity ridge curves around and achieves a height of 1.2m spread of flood silt around this and overlies peat.
At east end very low and impossible to detect it beyond field boundary.
R. Silvester (NAU) 4 August 1988

Monument Types

  • CANAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources - none

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