Record Details

NHER Number:52159
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of a possible branch road of the Roman Pye Road and an associated square enclosure, all possibly Roman in date

Summary

The cropmarks of a possible branch road of the Roman Pye Road (NHER 7947 and 52170) and an associated square enclosure, both of probable Roman date, are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2227 0101
Map Sheet:TG20SW
Parish:SWAINSTHORPE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2009. Norfolk NMP.
The cropmarks of a possible branch road of the Roman Pye Road (NHER 7947 and 52170) and an associated square enclosure, both of probable Roman date, are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S3). The site is centred on TG 2226 0101. A possible minor branch road or track leading from the major Roman Pye road is suggested by a 5m wide linear parchmark, flanked by a double ditch. The square enclosure, measures 12m across, and is adjacent to the possible branch road.
S. Horlock (NMP), 25 March 2009.

Monument Types

  • BOUNDARY BANK (Unknown date)
  • ROAD? (Unknown date)
  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY? (Unknown date)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • ROAD? (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • TRACKWAY? (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1995. NHER TG 2201AN (NLA 354/HEF26) 27-JUL-1995.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.. 1996. NHER TG 2201AX (NLA 361/JBA11) 14-JUN-1996.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1996. OS/96247 079-81 22-JUL-1996 (NMR).

Related records

7947Part of: The Pye Roman Road (Monument)
52170Related to: Cropmarks of a section of the Roman Pye Road running through Dunston Park (Monument)
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