Record Details

NHER Number:9601
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of possible rectangular enclosure, prehistoric flint, Roman, medieval and post medieval objects


An aerial photograph shows the cropmark of a possible rectangular feature, though it is uncertain whether this is natural or man made. Fieldwalking in the 1980s and early 1990s, during the construction of the Norwich Southern Bypass, recovered a number of prehistoric worked flints, Roman pottery sherds, and medieval to post medieval objects.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 249 061
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

C. J. Green notes 'playing-card' cropmark on Norfolk County Council Fairey Aerial Photograph 1 : 10000
1907 7230 (S1).
Checked E. Rose (NAU), very faint, possibly natural.

1980s. Fieldwalking in advance of Norwich Southern Bypass. Field 70.
Worked flint, Roman, medieval and post medieval sherds.
For full details of finds, including modern items not included in record, weather conditions etc see Norwich Southern Bypass folder (S2).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 30 July 1990.

1991-2. Watching brief on line of Norwich Southern Bypass. Line of old road.
Medieval to post medieval metalwork, flints, medieval sherds.
See full details and maps in files (S2, S3).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), July 1992.

June 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The aerial photograph described above (S1) could not be traced for consultation as part of the NMP survey and thus the existence and nature of the previously identified cropmark could not be confirmed. Consultation of the other photographs available for the area failed to identify an enclosure. However, a number of linear marks were recorded across the southern part of the area; these are recorded as an extension of NHER 9589 which lies immediately adjacent to the south.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 30 June 2010.

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Unknown date)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STUD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 193.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Trowse with Newton.
<S1>Aerial Photograph: 1907 7230.
<S2>Archive: NAU. 1985 to 1989. Norwich Southern Bypass Fieldwork Folder..
<S3>Map: Bown, J.. 1992?. Norwich Southern Bypass Watching Brief Annotated Maps.

Related records - none

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