Record Details

NHER Number:49206
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval peat extraction area

Summary

Evidence of former medieval peat extraction may be visible on aerial photographs of the area either side of the Sutton Broad.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 37069 23780
Map Sheet:TG32SE
Parish:STALHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
SUTTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2007. Norfolk NMP.
Evidence of former medieval peat extraction may be visible on aerial photographs to either side of the Sutton Broad (S1). All of this area is marked as Stalham Broad on the 1797 Faden map (S2) and is still depicted as open water on the Ordnance Survey first edition map (6 inch, 1879-86). The site is centred on TG 3727 2366. This former extraction is suggested by an amorphous darker and wetter area within the marsh to either side of the narrow Sutton Broad.
S. Massey (NMP) 30 March 2007.

Monument Types

  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PEAT CUTTING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 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 2094-5 09-JUL-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

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