Record Details

NHER Number:40183
Type of record:Monument
Name:The Great Wood


A series of medieval or post medieval hollow ways, roads, ponds and enclosures surviving as earthworks within the Great Wood were noted during a survey of ancient woodland in 2004.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 19322 40078
Map Sheet:TG14SE

Full description

2004. Norfolk Ancient Woodland Rapid Identification Survey Pilot.
Fragmentary, but often substantial remains of hollow ways and roadways, in part noted in earlier reports in file.
Limited enclosure remains, and various pits and ponds, the latter probably clay-lined.
Early map evidence throws doubt on classification of all as Ancient Woodland.
See (S1) in file for NHER 40175 to NHER 40188.
See also (S2).
B. Cushion (NLA) June 2004.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Cushion, B.. 2004. Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey.
<S2>Article in serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 757.

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