Record Details

NHER Number:38430
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval and post medieval field boundaries

Summary

Aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1972 show the cropmarks of field boundaries at this location. These field boundaries probably date to the medieval to post medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3525 2541
Map Sheet:TG32NE
Parish:STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 2004, Norfolk NMP.
Linear cropmarks and soilmarks of medieval to post-medieval field boundaries visible on 1964 RAF aerial photographs (S1) and Ordnance Survey 1972 aerial photographs (S2). The main north - south ditch extends from TG 3521 2558 to TG 3533 2524 for a distance of 360m. A ditch extends westwards at a right angle for 120m from TG 3529 2537 to TG 3518 2534. The curving main ditch lies parallel to a modern field boundary to its west and a second boundary to its east, which is shown on the Ordnance Survey second edition map (25in, 1902-1907) (S3). Although these boundaries are probably post medieval in date, their curved form may reflect the alignment of medieval agricultural strips.
See (S1-3).
J. Albone (NMP) 3 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. RAF 58/6112 (F43) 0187 01-JAN-1964 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1972. OS/72111 063-4 02-MAY-1972.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. Ordnance Survey second edition 25" (1902-1907) Sheet XL.4.

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