Record Details

NHER Number:42448
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to post medieval drainage ditches and channels

Summary

Earthworks of linear and curving drainage ditches of medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs. These ditches are present on a range of different alignments in an area of former marshland to the northwest of Breydon Water.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 46616 05403
Map Sheet:TG40NE
Parish:GREAT YARMOUTH, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
REEDHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of linear and curvilinear drainage ditches of medieval to post medieval date are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These earthworks are centred on TG 4662 0545 in an area of former marshland. The ditches are present on a range of different alignments, some of which correspond to the modern drainage pattern. A curvilinear ditch earthwork on a northwest to southeast alignment may have originated as a natural channel. It may have been incorporated into the drainage pattern at a later, possibly medieval, date. Other sections of ditch earthwork are likely to be of post medieval date.
J. Albone (NMP), 24 January 2006

Monument Types

  • 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) 25-6 14-NOV-1963 (NMR).

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