Record Details

NHER Number:36709
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of undated enclosures and linear features, and medieval ring ditches

Summary

Aerial photography from 1996 records the cropmarks of linear features, enclosures and circular marks. The circular marks, which look like faint and narrow ring ditches, are probably the remains of 'stack stands' or 'Riley circles'; circular ditches of a broadly medieval date, presumably used to provide local drainage around small haystacks etc.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 5089 9805
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

22 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmarks of linear features, enclosures and circular marks are visible.
The circular marks (faint/narrow ring ditches) are, in the main, probably the remains of 'stack stands' (sometimes called Riley circles), circular ditches of a broadly medieval date, and were presumably to provide local drainage around small haystacks etc.
H. Clare (NLA), 10 January 2002.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TL 5098L - S, Y; TL 5097S; TL 5197K, P.

Related records - none

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