Record Details

NHER Number:27836
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of medieval or post medieval boundary ditch

Summary

A single undated linear feature, visible as a cropmark on 1988 BKS vertical aerial photographs. The feature is probably a medieval to post medieval boundary ditch.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8730 4223
Map Sheet:TF84SE
Parish:HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 2002. Norfolk NMP.
A relatively extensive linear feature, visible as negative cropmark on 1988 vertical images (S1). The feature is aligned in a north-to-south direction, and has a minimum length of 380m and a width of 15m. The feature was probably a major boundary ditch, although spreading of the buried feature by the plough has probably exaggerated its width. The feature is likely to be a medieval or early post medieval land boundary, although there is no matching feature depicted on Clerks map of 1590 (S2).
M. Brennand (NMP), 13 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 8306 27-MAY-1988 (NCC 0801).
<S2>Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1998. Archaeology of the Landscape Park: Garden Design in Norfolk, England, c. 1680-1840.. BAR (British Series). Vol 286.

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