Record Details

NHER Number:15003
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval and post medieval roads


The courses of several medieval and post medieval roads are visible as earthworks within Docking Park, NHER 20502, and are also visible on aerial photographs. Some of the roads are shown on 18th century estate maps, and they were closed to the public in the 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 766 365
Map Sheet:TF73NE

Full description

Avenues of trees in park mark the courses of pre-park roads.
See (S1) and the record map for details.
For this reason the park is included within the village conservation area.
E. Rose (NAU) 1 June 1979.

7 June 1979. Visited E. Rose (NAU)
Some of the roads also survive as slight depressions.
According to informant, during the 1976 drought a cobbled surface was exposed near London pond.
These roads were officially closed in 1838 according to (S2).
See NHER 30502.

1992. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Roads visible.

January 1999. Earthwork Survey.
Survey at 1:1000 covering much of park.
See report (S3) for further details. This site was included in (S4) and the survey is also noted in (S5).
B. Cushion (NLA) 11 February 1999.

September 1999.
Earthworks under good grazed grass.
Poaching limited to flat areas near Hall Farm.
H. Paterson (A&E) 20 October 1999.

Monument Types

  • FEATURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROAD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FEATURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Management Statement

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7636 A-D; OS 92.345.077.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Norfolk County Council. [unknown]. Inventory of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Norfolk..
<S3>Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1999. Docking SMR 15003 & 30502. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S4>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 210.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 2000. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1999. Norfolk Archaeology. XLIII Pt III pp 521-543. p 525.

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