Record Details

NHER Number:61172
Type of record:Monument
Name:Linear earthwork bank and ditch

Summary

A linear bank and ditch earthwork is present between Warren's Lane and Ellingham Road. The earthwork appears to have defined the western boundary of Baconsthorpe Common. However, its relationship to another linear bank earthwork, of probable prehistoric date, located to its south (NHER 61171) suggests that it may have an earlier origin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 0404 9604
Map Sheet:TM09NW
Parish:ATTLEBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2015
An earthwork of a linear bank and ditch is present on a north to south alignment between Warren’s Lane and Ellingham Road. The bank is visible for 175m between TM 04038 96130 and TM 04048 95960 and stands to a height of at least 0.5m. An ancient hedgerow and trees are present on the bank earthwork. An earthwork of a ditch is located along the eastern side of the bank. A slight depression along the western side of the bank may represent a second ditch but this feature is less clearly defined.

The bank and ditch follow the line of a field boundary shown on historic maps (S1) and probably also represent the western boundary of Baconsthorpe Common depicted on Faden’s 1797 county map (S2). However, the relationship of this linear earthwork to the west to east bank earthwork along Warren’s Lane (NHER 61171) suggests that it may have a pre-medieval, possibly late-prehistoric, origin as part of the Bunn’s Bank complex (NHER 9206).
J. Albone (HES), 29 September 2015

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Bronze Age to Medieval - 2350 BC to 1539 AD?)
  • DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Medieval - 2350 BC to 1539 AD?)
  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (Early Bronze Age to Medieval - 2350 BC to 1539 AD?)
  • BOUNDARY BANK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: 1815. A Map of the Parish of Attleburgh (Attleborough) in the County of Norfolk.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.

Related records

9206Part of: Bunn's Bank (Monument)
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