|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|
|Parish:||AYLMERTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|FELBRIGG, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
2004. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey Pilot Study.
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.
- 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
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||Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2004.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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