Record Details

NHER Number:1082
Type of record:Monument
Name:Panworth Ditch or Devil's Dyke

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8982 0501
Map Sheet:TF80NE
Parish:ASHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
HOLME HALE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

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.

August 2005.
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.

Monument Types

  • 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

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • SHINE
  • 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---Unpublished document: H. Paterson (A&E), MPP.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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