Record Details

NHER Number:26663
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval ditch or drain

Summary

A post medieval ditch or drain is visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8462 4519
Map Sheet:TF84NW
Parish:BURNHAM NORTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 2002. Norfolk NMP.
Post medieval ditch or drain visible on 1969 Hunting Survey photographs (S1). Site consists of a line of ditch or drain visible from TF 8464 4535 to TF 8462 4502, 330m long and between 2 to 5m in width. It has slight curves along its length. The linear also appears to be cut across by natural meanders and creeks. The ditch also appears to pre-date the bank to the north (NHER 26670), which is marked on an 1822 plan of the Burnham Salt Marshes (S2) as the 'old bank', indicating it was well established by this date.
S. Massey (NMP), 8 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DRAIN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1969. HSL UK/69/949 0074 20-NOV-1969 (Norfolk SMR TF 8445A).
<S2>Map: Blackett, T.O.. 1822. Plan of Burnham Marshes.

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