Record Details

NHER Number:26726
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible post medieval brick kiln; undated enclosure and ditches

Summary

An area of reddish soil, an undated enclosure and undated ditches are visible as soilmarks on aerial photographs. An 18th century enclosure map shows that these features were once within a field called 'Brick Kiln'. This suggests that the reddish soil could be the remains of a post medieval brick kiln (and possibly the remains of the brick kiln recorded as NHER 1281).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6946 4321
Map Sheet:TF64SE
Parish:HUNSTANTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

January 2001. NMP
A slightly raised area of reddish soil is visible at TF 6947 4315 on 1971 aerial photographs (S1). Close to this feature, on 1944 aerial photographs (S2), traces of ditches can be seen as soilmarks. When superimposed onto the 18th century enclosure map (S3), these features can be seen to lie in and near a small field called 'Brick Kiln'. The 'ditch' features may represent parts of this earlier field boundary, as the small 'brick kiln' field has incorporated into a larger field by 1944. It is thus possible that these features represent the location of a post medieval brick kiln. A brick kiln is recorded at TF 6959 4334 (NHER 1281) on the basis of surface finds and documentary evidence. These sites may well be connected, or possibly even the same site.
A. Hunt (NMP), 23 January 2001.

August 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Additional ditched cropmarks visible on OS aerial photographs from 1967 (S4). At TF 6939 4320 is possible rectilinear enclosure, 60m by 30m. Although only part of the feature can be seen. It is possible that many of the linears that are visible within this site are related to drainage, as other fields in the near vicinity display a criss-cross array of drains.
S. Massey (NMP), 30 August 2002.

Monument Types

  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)
  • BRICK KILN? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: Fairey Surveys. 1971. (Fairey Surveys) 7181 Frames 5686-5687 06-SEP-1971.
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1944. RAF 106G/LA 67 Frames 3136-3137 02-DEC-1944 (NMR).
<S3>Map: 1765. Hunstanton, Old Hunstanton and part of Ringstead - Enclosure Map ?1765 NRO LeStrange H 1/1.
<S4>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67069 091-2 26-APR-1967 (Norfolk SMR TF 6843C-D).

Related records

11226Related to: Mesolithic flint blade and multi-period pottery (Find Spot)
1281Related to: Post medieval brick kiln (Monument)

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