Record Details

NHER Number:42405
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of ditches or channels

Summary

Earthworks of ditches or channels, of possible medieval to post medieval date, are visible on aerial photographs. Two sections of ditch are present on different alignments. It is possible that they had their origin as natural channels and that they were incorporated into the drainage pattern during the medieval or post medieval period.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 45747 09774
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:STOKESBY WITH HERRINGBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of curvilinear ditches or channels, of possible medieval to post medieval date, are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These earthworks are centred on TG 4976 0975 in an area of former marshland south of the river Bure. Two sections of ditch are present on different alignments. It is possible that they had their origin as natural channels and that they were incorporated into the drainage pattern during the medieval or post medieval period.
J. Albone (NMP), 17 January 2006

These earthworks have been recorded and interpreted as a complete saltworking site by Mr Barratt-Leonard, the occupant of Six Mile House. Details are to be published in his forthcoming book.
K Hamilton (NLA) 27 February 2008

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • NATURAL FEATURE? (Unknown date)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. RAF 58/6161 (F21) 13-4 07-FEB-1964 (NMR).

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