Record Details

NHER Number:37049
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of undated parish and warren boundary and enclosures, Stonyhill Breck

Summary

During 2000-2002 the Rapid Identification Survey recorded the presence of a parish and warren boundary and enclosures on this site. The boundary consisted of a multiple banked feature, usually two or four parallel banks, and is shown as a trackway on some early maps. Mostly to the west and within Sturston are a series of rectangular and rectilinear banked enclosures, which are thought to be stock enclosures on uneven ground, although they are small enough to be arable fields.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8745 9188
Map Sheet:TL89SE
Parish:STURSTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
WRETHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2000-2002. Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Stoneyhill Breck. Management Unit L1, Site 115:
Parish and warren boundary and enclosures. The parish and part-warren boundary along the eastern edge of most of the site is a multiple bank feature, usually two or four parallel banks, and is shown as a trackway on early maps.
Mostly to the west and within Sturston are a series of rectangular and rectilinear banked enclosures extending for 250m from the track on grassland. A linear double ditch aligned northeast to southwest crosses these features. The enclosures are thought to be stock enclosures on uneven ground, although they are small enough to be arable fields.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S2).
D. Gurney (NLA) 12 March 2002 and Ruth Fillery-Travis (NLA) 6 July 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 May 2015.

2009.
The perimeter boundary banks marking the boundary between the Surston and Wretham rabbit warrens has between three and four parallel banks.
See (S2).
S. Howard (NLA), 12 January 2010.

Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • PARISH BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • RABBIT WARREN (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Slide: Davison, A.. 2002. 1/37049.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2002. STANTA ILMP Woodland Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.
<S2>Unpublished Report: Mason, A. 2009. The Archaeology of the Warrens of Thetford Forest.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2002. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk, 2001. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt I pp 162-177. p 175.

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