Record Details

NHER Number:13018
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of a Late Iron Age or Roman enclosure

Summary

A square enclosure with rounded corners is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs. The enclosure probably dates to the Late Iron Age or the Roman period, and formed part of a system of defensive enclosures in northwest Norfolk.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7894 2029
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:GREAT MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Small square enclosure cropmark, straight sided with rounded corners.
Near linear marks of old field boundaries?
Suggested as Roman signal station by D. Edwards (NAU)

Grid reference corrected 28 November 1980 by J. Bown (NAU).

January 2006.
This is a 'Thornham style' enclosure, see (S1). Similar enclosures have been excavated at Thornham (NHER 1308), Warham Burrows (NHER 1827) and Wighton (NHER 2072). These enclosures, along with at least five others, appear to be part of a coherent tradition of defensive planning in the Late Iron Age or Roman period.
S. Spooner (NLA) 10 January 2006

Monument Types

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Unknown date)
  • SITE (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • SQUARE ENCLOSURE (Late Iron Age to Roman - 100 BC to 409 AD)
  • SIGNAL STATION (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF 7820A.
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in monograph: Gregory, T. 1986. Enclosures of 'Thornham' Type in Norfolk. Excavations at Thornham, Warham, Wighton and Caistor St. Edmund, Norfolk. Gregory, T. and Gurney, D.. EAA No 30 pp 32-35.

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