Record Details

NHER Number:43406
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of a medieval to post medieval road

Summary

Cropmarks of two parallel ditches defining a medieval to post medieval road are visible on aerial photographs. The position and approximate alignment of these cropmarks corresponds to that of a road or track marked on a 1631 estate map of Sedgeford. It is likely that these ditches defined the road and are of medieval to early post medieval date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 71255 35827
Map Sheet:TF73NW
Parish:SEDGEFORD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2006. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of two parallel ditches defining a medieval to post medieval road are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These cropmarks are located at TF 7126 3583. Two parallel ditch cropmarks are present for up to 76m on a roughly southwest to northeast alignment between TF 7122 3581 and TF 7129 3584. The two ditches are spaced 6m apart. Their position and approximate alignment corresponds to that of a road or track marked on a 1631 estate map of Sedgeford (S2). It is likely that these ditches defined the road and are of medieval to early post medieval date.
J. Albone (NMP), 17 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK/402 4142-3 18-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Map: 1631. Estate map of Sedgeford.

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