Record Details

NHER Number:40178
Type of record:Monument
Name:Woodrising Wood

Summary

An ancient wood, surrounded by early medieval wood banks.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 97611 03455
Map Sheet:TF90SE
Parish:CRANWORTH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2004. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey Pilot Study.
Woodrising Wood:
Apart from the south boundary, the bank and ditches surrounding the wood appear convincing wood banks of early medieval date.
The northernmost is the best preserved.
A fine north to south internal bank and ditch is also likely to be contemporary.
Various small regular depressions look to be modern whilst more irregular larger ones may be in part natural and or extraction pits.
See report (S1) for further information, including detailed descriptions of the individual features identified (Contexts 1-13). The results of this survey are also summarised in (S2).
B. Cushion, June 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 June 2015.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WOOD BANK (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOLLOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2004. Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey. Pilot Study Final Report. Brian Cushion Archaeological & Cartographical Surveyor.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 757.

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