Record Details

NHER Number:36719
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible Roman road

Summary

Aerial photography from 1996 records the cropmarks of a double ditched linear feature of unknown date, extending for around 400m east to west in this area, which is very close to the Roman Fen Causway (NHER 2796). A third linear ditch runs parallel to these for a short distance, aproximately 10 to 15m south of them.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 5230 9883
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

22 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmarks of double ditched linear feature can be seen.
These two parallel ditches extend for around 400m east to west (NGR TL 5210 9880 to TL 5250 9888), and have the appearance of some form of road/trackway. A third linear ditch runs parallel to the previous two for a short distance and about 10-15m south of them.
This site is very near to the route of the Fen Causeway (NHER 2796), just about 100m to the south.
H. Clare (NLA), 10 January 2002.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TL 5298C-F.

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