Record Details

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

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TG 19322 40078
Map Sheet:TG14SE
Parish:AYLMERTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
FELBRIGG, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2004. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey Pilot Study.
Great Wood:
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.
Sub-circular mound on line of parish boundary possibly a very degraded barrow.
Early map evidence throws doubt on classification of all as Ancient Woodland.
See report (S1) for further information, including detailed descriptions of the individual features identified (Contexts 1-37). The results of this survey are also summarised in (S2).
B. Cushion, June 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • BARROW? (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2004. Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey. Pilot Study Final Report. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.
<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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