Record Details

NHER Number:27818
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible post medieval drove road

Summary

The remains of what appears to be a drove road leading onto the saltmarsh can be seen on RAF 1946 and 1952 aerial photographs, BKS aerial photographs from 1988 and Ordnance Survey aerial photographs from 1994 and 1995. The date of this feature is unknown, but there is a possibility that it might be of post medieval origin.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 01770 44380
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:MORSTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 2003. Norfolk NMP.
The remains of what appears to be a drove road leading onto the saltmarsh can be seen on RAF 1946 (S1) and 1952 (S2) aerial photographs, BKS aerial photographs from 1988 (S3), and Ordnance Survey aerial photographs from 1994/1995 (S4)-(S5). The date of this feature is unknown, but there is a possibility that it might be of post medieval origin.
This site (centred at TG 0174 4435) consists of parallel side ditches with an embanked path in the middle for most of the run from TG 0156 4404 to TG 0185 4449. Here it turns more northwards and continues on to TG 0181 4470; this last stretch does not appear to have the central embanked path.
H. Clare (NMP), 24 March 2003.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)
  • DITCH (Unknown date)
  • DROVE ROAD (Unknown date)
  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DROVE ROAD (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1701 3069-70 27-AUG-1946 (Norfolk SMR TG 0244A & TG 0144B).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1952. RAF 58/844 (F14) 5140-1 21-MAR-1952 (NMR).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 0739 27-MAY-1988 (NCC 8244 ).
<S4>Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1994. OS/94172 005 14-JUN-1994 (SMR).
<S5>Aerial Photograph: 1995. OS/95567 124-5 21-JUN-1995 (SMR).

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