Record Details

NHER Number:17346
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmark of modern pit or pond

Summary

A C-shaped cropmark visible on aerial photographs was thought to be of archaeological significance, although the possibility that it marked the site of an infilled pit was also suggested. The National Mapping Programme survey has deduced that the cropmark corresponds with the location of a pit or pond depicted on modern maps and other aerial photographs, and consequently is likely to be of negligible archaeological significance.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1264 0612
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:GREAT MELTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

6 July 1977. NAU aerial photography.
Cropmark - half a ring ditch visible on (S1).
This might be an infilled pit but no pit is marked here on 6 inch Ordnance Survey map (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 5 June 1981.

April 2010. Norfolk NMP.
The C-shaped cropmark (‘half a ring ditch’) described above is visible on aerial photographs (S1), centred at TG 1264 0612. This location corresponds, more-or-less, with that of a pit or pond depicted on recent Ordnance Survey maps, and which is visible as an earthwork on earlier aerial photographs (S3). The cropmark is therefore unlikely to be of any archaeological significance, and it has not been mapped by the NMP.
S. Tremlett (NMP), 21 April 2010.

Monument Types

  • NON ANTIQUITY (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • PIT (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • POND (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • RING DITCH (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 1206K-L (NLA 44/AHP19-20) 06-JUL-1977.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. RAF 58/6209 (F21) 0015-6 11-MAR-1964 (NMR).

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