Record Details

NHER Number:39032
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cropmarks of probable Iron Age field system

Summary

Cropmarks of an undated, probably Iron Age to Roman, coaxial field system are visible on aerial photographs.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 31999 31493
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:BACTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WITTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

December 2004. Norfolk NMP.
Cropmarks of an undated, probably Iron Age to Roman, coaxial field system are visible on aerial photographs (S1-2). These cropmarks are centred on TG 3200 3252. A wide droveway or trackway forms the central axis of the field system on a southwest to northeast alignment between TG 3195 3252 and TG 3207 3264. Due to the fragmentary nature of the cropmarks it is not possible to accurately determine the size of the individual fields within this system. One area defined by the ditches measures 128m by 122m, but it is not clear whether or not this was further subdivided. Other fields appear to have dimensions of between 30m to 70m. The Bacton (formerly Edingthorpe) and Witton parish boundary, and a medieval to post medieval road that ran along this boundary (NHER 16649), cut across this field system. It is likely that it is of Iron Age to Roman date, and represents a continuation of the enclosure complex and field system further to the southeast (NHER 7014).
(S1-2)
J. Albone (NMP), 3 December 2004

Monument Types

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Early Iron Age to Roman - 800 BC to 409 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1976. MAL 76053 116 29-JUN-1976 (NMR) MAL 76053 116 29-JUN-1976 (NMR).
<S2>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A.. 1978. NHER TG 3231E-H (NLA 68/AML4-7) 12-SEP-1978.

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