Record Details

NHER Number:30299
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of pits and earthworks of extant drainage ditches, Hall Farm

Summary

Cropmarks of pits and earthworks of extant drainage ditches are visible on aerial photographs. The drainage ditches have previously been interpreted as a medieval moat but are unlikely to relate to a feature of that date.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4217 0500
Map Sheet:TG40NW
Parish:FREETHORPE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

4 July 1989. NAU air photography.
Cropmarks of square pits within subrectangular enclosure.
D. Edwards (NAU).

Adjacent to rectangle of ditches, with banks along inner edges, under pasture on east, marked as 'drains' on (S1) but looking very like a moat.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 February 1994.

March 2003. Site visit.
Ditches visible to west, north and east, though the latter has the appearance of a farm drain.
H. Paterson (A&E), 2 April 2003.

July 2007. Norfolk NMP
Cropmarks of pits and earthworks of extant drainage ditches are visible on aerial photographs (S2-S3). These cropmarks and earthworks are centred on TG 4217 0500. Cropmarks of rectangular pits of unknown date are present. The linear ditch cropmarks that surround them on a different alignment relate to a late Iron Age to Roman field system (NHER 21271). To the east of these cropmarks extant drainage ditches form two rectilinear enclosures with internal banks, probably from dredging. It is unlikely that any of these features relate to a medieval moat.
J. Albone (NMP), 11 July 2007.

Monument Types

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:10 000.
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1989. NHER TG 4205Z-AA (NLA 233/DPF11-2) 04-JUL-1989.
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1985. OS/85100 36-7 02-JUN-1985.

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