Record Details

NHER Number:36806
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated banks and ditches

Summary

In 2001 a Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey recorded several banks and ditches at this location. No date was assigned to these features. Some of the features were subsequently mapped as part of an interpretative survey using aerial sources. Most are now recorded as part of NHER 61542, but some which relate to a 20th century rifle range are recorded as part of NHER 62481.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8420 8162
Map Sheet:TL88SW
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2001. Walkover Survey.
Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey.
Undated banks and ditches recorded.
See report (S1) for further details.
D. Gurney (NLA), 6 February 2002.

January 2019. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
The undated banks and ditches described above were identified by the survey, using imagery from a lidar survey flown in 2015 (S2), as well as aerial photographic sources. Some of the features corresponded with boundaries depicted on historical maps, and were not recorded. Others are recorded as part of a more extensive group of boundaries, trackways and enclosures (NHER 61542). A few elements are part of a 20th century rifle range, which is recorded as NHER 62481. The mounds and pits recorded by the earlier survey were either not identified or not thought to be archaeological in origin and so not mapped.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 4th January 2019.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Bales, E. and Pendleton, C. 2001. Rapid Earthwork Identification Survey for Forest Enterprise. Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 2001/93.
<S2>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Thetford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

Related records

61542Part of: Extensive remains of boundaries, enclosures, trackways and cultivation/plantation ridges across Thetford Warren (Monument)
62481Part of: Pre-Second World War, possibly First World War, rifle range (Monument)
54069Part of: Thetford Warren (Monument)

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