Record Details

NHER Number:27039
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval drainage system

Summary

An area of probable post medieval drainage is visible on aerial photographs on Burnham Norton marshes.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8253 4456
Map Sheet:TF84SW
Parish:BURNHAM NORTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 2002. Norfolk NMP.
An area of probable post medieval drainage is visible on aerial photographs on Burnham Norton marshes. An area of parallel linear features are located in the drained saltmarsh, mapped from 1969 vertical photography by the Hunting Survey (S1). These linears have the appearance of late ridge and furrow, although this seems unlikely given the location. They may be part of a drainage scheme related to the post medieval improvement of the marsh.
S. Massey (NMP), 16 July 2002.

Monument Types

  • RIDGE AND FURROW? (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAINAGE SYSTEM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1969. HSL UK/69/949 0071-2 20-NOV-1969 (Norfolk SMR TF 8145A, TF 8245A).

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