Record Details

NHER Number:2924
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ford and trackway of unknown date

Summary

A ford and trackway across the River Wensum, of unknown date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9970 2189
Map Sheet:TF92SE
Parish:BILLINGFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Old trackway over hill passing flagstaff, apparently leads from the Old Ford across the Wensum at TF 9949 2178 (context 1).
It may have been line of communication to the Saxon and older settlement at North Elmham.
I don't know of any other ford in the river for some miles.
A.Q. Watson (NCM), 21 November 1936.

Monument Types

  • FORD (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FORD (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FORD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 92 SE 1.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Billingford.

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