Record Details

NHER Number:50591
Type of record:Monument
Name:Undated quarry features, Police House Field

Summary

The cropmarks of curvilinear and small square enclosures can be seen on aerial photographs. These are thought to represent the edge of the nearby quarry and quarry boundary features. Metal detecting on these cropmarks is recorded as NHER 29697. The excavation of these cropmarks prior to mineral extraction is recorded as NHER 39457.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 63368 10947
Map Sheet:TF61SW
Parish:TOTTENHILL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

25 July 1986. NAU aerial photography.
Curvilinear cropmarks and small square enclosures.
M. Flitcroft (NLA), April 1993.

The 'enclosures' are reinterpreted as the quarry edge and/or quarry boundary features.
See 1946 aerial photographs TF 6310 A/B and Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st series sheet LVII.2.
D. Gurney (NLA), 19 April 1995.

September 2007. ALSF NHER Enhancement Sub-Unit D.
The metal detected finds from this site are recorded as NHER 29697.
These cropmarks were excavated in 2003. The results of this excavation are recorded as NHER 39457.
M. Dennis (NLA), 19 September 2007.

March 2008. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks relating to several phases of archaeological features have been recorded separately. Cropmarks seemingly relating to the Roman settlement and fields have been recorded under 50945-7. NHER 50948-9 include possible cropmarks of non-Roman date, with NHER 50949 possible representing pre-Roman date activity, although this is not certain. The archaeological origin of NHER 50948 is also uncertain.
S. Massey (NMP), 05 March 2008.

Monument Types

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • QUARRY (Unknown date)
  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 6310 AA-AB, TF 6310 A,B.

Related records

39457Related to: Roman enclosure and field system and Saxon metalworking site, Police House Field (Monument)
29697Related to: Roman, medieval and post medieval objects, Police House Field (Find Spot)
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