Record Details

NHER Number:40182
Type of record:Monument
Name:Swanton Novers Great Wood, Ancient Woodland

Summary

In 2004 the Norfolk Ancient Woodland Rapid Identification Survey noted a generally well-defined wood bank with outer ditch and one curving subdividing bank and ditch on this site. There were also a number of pits in the northeast, which looked to be associated with clay pits to the east of the wood, with at least one natural pond situated at the north. A probable barrow, subdivided but regular in form, was also noted in the south.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 01382 31180
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:SWANTON NOVERS, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

2004. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey Pilot Study.
Swanton Great Wood:
Generally well-defined wood bank with outer ditch and one curving subdividing bank and ditch. Pits in northeast look to be associated with clay pits to east of wood, with at least one natural pond in north.
A probable barrow, subdivided but regular in form, is noted in the south.
See report (S1) for further information, including detailed descriptions of the individual features identified (Contexts 1-16). The results of this survey are also summarised in (S2).
B. Cushion, June 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • HOLLOW (Unknown date)
  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • WOOD BANK (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • POND (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 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Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2004.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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