Record Details

NHER Number:26756
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval or post medieval ridge and furrow

Summary

An area of late medieval or post medieval ridge and furrow is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of this area.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7682 4422
Map Sheet:TF74SE
Parish:BRANCASTER, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April 2002. Norfolk NMP.
The earthworks are relatively straight and regular, covering an area measuring approximately 80m north to south by 70m east to west (S1). Their location suggests the saltmarsh was being embanked and protected by the time they were constructed so a late medieval, or more probably post medieval, date is likely for their construction. Further elements of the system may have been levelled or ploughed flat by this time.
M. Brennand (NMP), 24 April 2002.

Monument Types

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1953. RAF 705/V82 (PT1) 0131 03-FEB-1953 (SMR TF 7644G).

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