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. Norfolk Ancient Woodland Rapid Identification Survey Pilot.
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 (S1) in file for NHER 40175 - NHER 40188.
See also (S2).
B. Cushion, June 2004.

Monument Types

  • HOLLOW (Unknown date)
  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • WOOD BANK (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • POND (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

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Unpublished document: Cushion, B.. 2004.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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