Record Details

NHER Number:49303
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable medieval to post medieval peat/turf extraction site


Aerial photographs of this area taken in 1946 and 1964 show cropmarks relating to peat or turf cutting. The turf or peat cutting was probably conducted during the medieval and post medieval periods.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 36648 24022
Map Sheet:TG32SE

Full description

March 2007. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of an area of medieval to post medieval possible peat or turf extraction are visible on aerial photographs to the south of Chapelfield Farm (S1). The site is centred on TG 3665 2402.

It is possible, given the proximity to Sutton Broad, that the extraction area is related to peat or turf. It is therefore probable that the extraction site is located on the northern edge of the upper valley peat deposits.
S. Massey (NMP) 29 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PEAT EXTRACTION SITE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2092-3 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. RAF 58/6112 (F42) 0153-4 01-JAN-1964 (NMR).

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