Record Details

NHER Number:27843
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of medieval banks and tracks

Summary

A group of undated but probably medieval banks or trackways, visible as cropmarks on 1988 BKS vertical aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8864 4191
Map Sheet:TF84SE
Parish:HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The northernmost feature is a single, relatively narrow, linear parchmark (TF 8869 4200 to TF 8875 4217) aligned in an approximate north to south direction and with a length of 180m (S1). To the south is a stretch of slightly wider bank, running in a north-west to south-east direction (TF 8860 4185 to TF 8867 4176), and with a length of 120m. To the south of this feature is a stretch of bank aligned in an approximate north to south direction (TF 8858 4174 to TF 8859 4163), with a length 110m.
Either of the southern features could be a section of the road depicted on Clerks map of 1590 (S2), labelled as 'Cheeles' or 'Cheetes Gate Waye', and ultimately becoming the road to Egmore. Equally they could represent the ploughed out remains of embanked boundary features. The northern feature is probably a land boundary, of unknown but possibly medieval date.
M. Brennand (NMP), 21 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • BOUNDARY BANK? (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • 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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