|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Wighton post medieval water meadows|
Earthworks of post medieval water meadows can be seen on aerial photographs. The brick culverts and sluices were created around 1802 and modified soon after. They have now been destroyed.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 9561 3807|
|Parish:||WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|WIGHTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Large site includes NHER 25399, NHER 28562, NHER 28561 and NHER 28560.
1946. RAF air photograph.
Earthworks of flooded area of meadows with two areas of north to south ditches. Rather subdued, straddling main watercourse. The flooded area is in the west of TF 9438. To east, various channels indicate the feeder complex.
1970. Ordnance Survey air photograph.
Area now arable, cropmarks of part of flooded area, most channels upstream still visible.
In conversation with  who remembered them being bulldozed, many brick culverts and sluices were destroyed. West end ground visited, no features except brick culvert across main channel. The complex was formed in 1802 and modified soon after.
B. Cushion (NLA) October 1995.
- WATER MEADOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- WATERCOURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TF 93/TF 9437/B, 70 008 211. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|<S1>||Article in serial: Wade-Martins, S. and Williamson, T. 1994. Floated water-meadows in Norfolk: a misplaced innovation?. Agricultural History Review. Vol 42 Pt 1 pp 20-37. |
|25399||Part of: Possible site of Roman building (Monument)|
|28560||Part of: Prehistoric burnt mound (Monument)|
|28561||Part of: Prehistoric burnt mound (Monument)|
|28562||Part of: Prehistoric burnt mound (Monument)|
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