Record Details

NHER Number:36708
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of undated linear features, enclosures, trackways and medieval ring ditches

Summary

Aerial photography from 1996 records the cropmarks of linear features, enclosures, a road/track and circular features. Most of these circular marks are probably the remains of stack stands, sometimes called 'Riley circles', with a broadly medieval date. They are believed to represent ditches used to provide local drainage around small haystacks.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 5077 9765
Map Sheet:TL59NW
Parish:UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

22 July 1996. NLA aerial photography.
Cropmarks of linear features, enclosures, road/track and circular marks are visible.
Most of these circular marks are probably the remains of stack stands (sometimes called Riley circles) with a broadly medieval date, they were presumably to provide local drainage around small haystacks.
H. Clare (NLA), 10 January 2002.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (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, M, P; TL 5097S; TL 5197K, P.

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