Record Details

NHER Number:49292
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of post medieval peat cuttings

Summary

Earthworks of post medieval peat cuttings are visible on aerial photographs. Several groups of rectangular pits are visible relating to individual strips or doles. Only the extent of the visible remains was recorded and the detail of individual pits or strips was not mapped.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3669 1534
Map Sheet:TG31NE
Parish:WOODBASTWICK, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2007. Norfolk NMP
Earthworks of post medieval peat cuttings are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). These earthworks are centred on TG 3660 1536. Earthworks and the pattern of vegetation growth reveal long rectangular and irregular pits separated by raised baulks. Each of the pits relates to a separately allocated strip or dole used for peat extraction on Ranworth Marshes during the post medieval period. Only the extent of the peat workings have been shown and the detail of the individual pits and strips has not been mapped.
J. Albone (NMP), 28 March 2007

Monument Types

  • PEAT CUTTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PEAT EXTRACTION SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 1013-4 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 3616A / TG 3616C).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1963. RAF 543/2331 (F22) 119 14-NOV-1963 (NHER TG 3515E).

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