Record Details

NHER Number:27467
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of post medieval field boundaries

Summary

A group of post-medieval field boundaries, most defined by double ditches, are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. They generally conform to the pattern of enclosure depicted on 19th-century maps, and one correlates with a boundary shown on the parish Tithe Map of 1842.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4528 1933
Map Sheet:TG41NE
Parish:MARTHAM, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2005. Norfolk NMP.
A group of probable field boundaries and/or drains are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs (S1-2), centred at TG 4528 1934. They generally lie parallel or perpendicular to the pattern of enclosure depicted on historic maps (e.g. S3), suggesting that they too are of post-medieval date. The southernmost double ditch appears to correspond with a boundary depicted on Martham Tithe Map (S4).
S. Tremlett (NMP), 27 April 2005.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE DITCH? (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2331 (F21) 0092-3 25-JUL-1963 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1997. OS/97614 318-9 01-JUN-1997.
<S3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1889 - 1891. Ordnance Survey first edition 6 inch map.. 1:10,560.
<S4>Map: Manning, J.. 1842. Martham Tithe Map. No scale.

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