Record Details

NHER Number:44146
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post-medieval ditch

Summary

An embayment from a post-medieval boundary ditch may be a remnant of a natural feature. It may have been used as a watering point for animals within the park.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 20297 15977
Map Sheet:TG21NW
Parish:HORSFORD, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Late 2003. Earthwork Survey.
Walkover survey of land to north of Horsford Castle.
Site 9:
An embayment from the boundary ditch which could be a remnant of a natural feature. It extends around 30m into the woodland, initially around 8m wide and gradually narrowing and merging into the general ground level. Thick bracken cover makes its precise size impossible to determine, and it may well have a slightly curving form. A possible watering point for animals within the park.
See report (S1) for further details. The results of this survey are also noted in (S2).
M. Dennis (NLA), 22 March 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2003. Horsford. Archaeological Earthwork Investigation North of Castle. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2004. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 573-588. p 578.

Related records

40139Parent of: Horsford Castle Park (Monument)
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