|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Panworth Ditch or Devil's Dyke|
A linear earthwork on Ashill Common, of Iron Age, Roman or Early Saxon date. The earthwork is crossed by the line of a Roman road and appears to be associated with a nearby Roman enclosure.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 8982 0501|
|Parish:||ASHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
|HOLME HALE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
Panworth Ditch (Devil's Dyke). Apparent linear earthwork.
Central section remains and is scheduled.
For full details and schedule, see file and (S1).
E.Rose (NAU) 3 April 1981.
Scheduled monument consent granted regarding the taking out of top silts to a depth of 750mm to encourage water flow
See (S2) for further details
H. White (NLA), 23 March 2009
September 2005. Watching brief on the removal of top silt to a depth of 750mm. Operation undertaken to alleviate flooding further up the ditch system.
A possible clay lining to the ditch was observed.
Pond to west excavated to encourage wildlife, under a Stewardship Scheme.
H. Paterson (A&E), 15 September 2005.
It is possible this earthwork is Iron Age.
M. Dennis (NLA), 13 March 2006.
August 2006. Site visit.
Weed clearance required.
H. Paterson (A&E), 4 September 2006.
- BARROW (Undated)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- DITCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- LINEAR FEATURE (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- DITCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- LINEAR FEATURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
- DITCH (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
- LINEAR FEATURE (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
Associated Finds - none
- Scheduled Monument
- Higher Level Stewardship
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TF8905 A-C,E-H,K-T. |
|---||Aerial Photograph: OS 73-243-025. |
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG4325/A,B,D. |
|---||Unpublished document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP. Section 17 Management Agreement. |
|---||Archive: Norfolk Monuments Management Project File. |
|---||Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Early Saxon. Ashill. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary file. |
|---||Slide: Various. Slide. |
|<S1>||Article in serial: Reid, A. and Wade-Martins, P. 1980. A Re-examination of the Panworth Ditch, Ashill. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt III pp 307-312. p 307. |
|<S2>||Scheduling record: DCMS. 2005. Scheduled Monument Consent. |
Related records - none
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