Record Details

NHER Number:5435
Type of record:Monument
Name:East Harling Drove

Summary

Part of a possible prehistoric trackway running from east to west, sections of which were in use up to the post medieval period. The remains of the trackway are fragmentary, and the subject of continuing discussion. Some of the route is under modern metalled roads.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 812 882
Map Sheet:TL88NW
Parish:CROXTON, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
LYNFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
ROUDHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
WEETING WITH BROOMHILL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
WRETHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Prehistoric trackway from former coastal channel to unknown inland terminus.
Used until post medieval period and parts still in use today.
See file for details.
Copy of (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 17 May 1990.

November 2010. Norfolk NMP.
It was not possible to identify the route of the possible trackway (S3-S4) on the available aerial photographs covering the quarter sheets TL 88NE and TL98NW.
E. Bales (NMP), 22 Nov 2010.

July 2017. 'Brecks from Above' and Breckland National Mapping Programme.
Several segments of undated bank, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and imagery from a recent lidar survey, have been mapped alongside East Harling Drove within Ordnance Survey quarter sheet TL88NW. These are likely to be associated with the trackway or road, but could potentially date to any period from the prehistoric to the modern. For further details see NHER 62042.
S. Tremlett (Norfolk Historic Environment Service), 24th July 2017.

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • TRACKWAY (Early Neolithic to 21st Century - 4000 BC to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL 9088A-C.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 68 NE 10 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. and Hewitt, H. D. 1914. An Early Norfolk Trackway: the 'drove' road. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol I Pt IV (for 1913-14) pp 427-434.
<S2>Monograph: Gurney, D.. 1987. East Anglian Archaeology. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 31, 2.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Cushion, B.. 1999. Earthwork Rapid Identification Survey. Destump areas, Roudham. February.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Brooker, P.. 1999. Forest-walk 32. Forestry Compartment Roudham 2045. 16 February.

Related records

62042Parent of: Undated, possibly multi-period banks alongside East Harling Drove (NHER 5435) (Monument)

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