Record Details

NHER Number:12608
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable medieval bank

Summary

This probable medieval mound or ridge runs up the hillside through Holly Wood, It may be a field boundary.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1440 1174
Map Sheet:TG11SW
Parish:EASTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 1977. Visit. Holly Wood, Easton Park
Mound or ridge, running as indicated up hillside through Holly Wood, around 60 cm (2 feet) high, composed of loose earth over thousands of flints, pebbles and stones. Trees grow from it, estimated to be around 350 years old. Suggest a field bank of pre park date (i.e. pre mid 16th century). Landowner says there are two similar across the valley in Long Dell and possibly one in Westlodge Hills. All these are woods which have preserved the banks; they do not occur in open areas.
E. Rose (NAU), 13 July 1977.

But was this area part of the land added later to the park? (S1) implies it was open heath, see NHER 17138.

January 2003. Visit.
Several banks noted in woodland. Owners speak of hollow way, this not seen.
H. Paterson (A&E), 24 January 2003.

June 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The assessment of the aerial photographs for this area as part of the NMP project revealed no completely convincing traces of these earthworks, for example (S2), due to tree cover.
S. Horlock (NMP), 08 June 2010.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1428 3024-5 16-APR-1946 (NMR).
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.

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