Record Details

NHER Number:42389
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval to post medieval drainage ditch earthworks

Summary

Earthworks of linear and curvilinear drainage ditches or channels of probable medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs. It is likely that the linear drainage ditches are of post medieval date. The curvilinear sections of ditch may have originated as natural channels and are possibly of medieval date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 45591 05184
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:FREETHORPE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
REEDHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of linear and curvilinear drainage ditches or channels of probable medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These earthworks are centred on TG 4560 0518 in an area of former marshland. A section of linear ditch in the southern part of this group at TG 4585 0509 is marked on the 1841 Reedham tithe map (S2). It is likely that the linear drainage ditches are of post medieval date. The curvilinear sections of ditch may have originated as natural channels and are possibly of medieval date.
J. Albone (NMP), 16 January 2006

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • NATURAL FEATURE? (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2531 (F22) 26 14-NOV-1963 (NMR).
<S2>Map: 1841. Reedham Tithe Map. 3 chains: 1 inch.

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