Record Details

NHER Number:53760
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval to post medieval warren bank, faced with flints


A section of warren bank, probably of medieval to post medieval date, where field survey identified that the inner face has been reinforced with flints. The bank is one of those marking the boundary between Thetford and Downham warrens (part of NHER 61559). The flint reinforcement is an unusual feature among Breckland’s warren banks.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8246 8408
Map Sheet:TL88SW

Full description

A section of rabbit warren bank probably of medieval date between the Thetford and Downham Warrens. This is an example of a bank where the construction is reinforced with flint, possibly to prevent burrowing by the rabbits.
See (S1).
S. Howard (NLA), 11 January 2010.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RABBIT WARREN (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Report: Mason, A. 2009. The Archaeology of the Warrens of Thetford Forest.
<S2>LIDAR Airborne Survey: Various. LIDAR Airborne Survey. LIDAR Thetford Forest Research 0.5m DTM 17-JUL-2015 (BNG Project, FC England, Fugro Geospatial).

Related records

61559Part of: Boundary banks defining Thetford Warren, and marking (in part) the parish and county boundaries (Monument)
54069Part of: Thetford Warren (Monument)
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