Record Details

NHER Number:40179
Type of record:Monument
Name:Shepherd's Fell Wood

Summary

An ancient wood, surrounded by medieval wood banks.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 97319 03045
Map Sheet:TF90SE
Parish:CRANWORTH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

2004. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey.
Norfolk Ancient Woodland Historic Environment Rapid Identification Survey Pilot Study.
Shepherd's Fell:
Southern boundary, coincident with parish boundary, looks to be a medieval wood bank.
Other boundaries are less convincing, the east formerly internal to a larger wood extent but probably medieval.
North internal and a lesser feature.
West may be medieval, but is slight.
Hollow (linear) may be natural.
See report (S1) for further information, including detailed descriptions of the individual features identified (Contexts 1-5). 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)
  • HOLLOW (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WOOD BANK (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Unpublished Contractor Report: Cushion, B. 2004.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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