Record Details

NHER Number:27842
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible medieval road

Summary

An undated but possibly medieval road or bank visible as cropmark on 1988 BKS vertical aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 88958 42003
Map Sheet:TF84SE
Parish:HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The feature is visible in three separate lengths (S1), although they were almost certainly one feature originally. The complete feature has a length of 540m, and a width of 8m. The feature is aligned in an approximate north to south direction, with a slight curve towards the east at its northern end.
This is possibly a large boundary bank, or more likely a road or trackway, pre-dating the current park layout. The feature does not match with Clerks map of 1590 (S2), but is likely to be medieval in date.
M. Brennand (NMP), 21 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • ROAD? (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BOUNDARY BANK? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROAD? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 8408 27-MAY-1988 (NCC 0957).
<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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