Record Details

NHER Number:52197
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks and cropmarks of Roman or medieval to post-medieval linear embankment

Summary

The earthworks and cropmarks of a section of the Roman Pye Road (NHER 7947) to the west of Caistor Roman town.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2268 0328
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:STOKE HOLY CROSS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The earthworks and cropmarks of a section of the Roman Pye Road (NHER 7947) to the west of Roman town of Venta Icenorum (NHER 9786) are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). See NHER 7947 discussion of the overall route of this road from Scole and the Roman town of Venta Icenorum. The route of the road is visible as a slight earthworks and parchmark, up to 11m wide, with a ditch to the eastern side. In the area of the west gate and river crossing to the town, and the juncture with the road running east from the town (NHER 52026-7), a series of sub-rectangular parchmarks and large pit-like features are visible (S3) and these may indicate structures or augmentations to the road at the entrance to the town. The line of this road continues in use as a post medieval field boundary.
S. Horlock (NMP), 25 March 2009.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY BANK (Unknown date)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • ROAD (Unknown date)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOUNDARY DITCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1956. RAF 540/1778 (F21) 0114-5 16-JAN-1956 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1977. NHER TG 2203AW-AX (NLA 50/AJZ16, 23) 28-JUL-1977.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1990. NHER TG 2203AEH (NLA 265/GAV1) 20-JUN-1990.

Related records

7947Related to: The Pye Roman Road (Monument)
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