Record Details

NHER Number:26980
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval field boundaries

Summary

A large group of former field boundaries, probably dating to the post medieval period, are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The majority of the boundaries are on the same alignment as the modern system and are therefore likely to be elements of the post medieval field system that the present one developed from. One ditch recorded within this area appears to have a different alignment and is therefore is likely to of a different date or phase. This feature has been recorded under NHER 27741.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8426 4134
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
BURNHAM THORPE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

September 2002. Norfolk NMP.
A large group of former field boundaries, probably dating to the post medieval period, are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs (S1). The site is centred on TF 8436 4141 and covers an area approximately 1km square. The majority of the boundaries are on the same alignment as the modern system and are therefore likely be elements of the post medieval field system that the present one developed from. One ditch recorded within this area appears to have a different alignment and is therefore is likely to of a different date or phase. This feature has been recorded under NHER 27741.
These ditched boundaries vary in width from 3m across to a massive 15m, although it seems likely that these linears have been spread by the plough action.
S. Massey (NMP), 26 September 2002.

Monument Types

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 3130-1 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 8340A, TF 8440A).

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